A government action plan that aims to prevent the loss of any more Australian species will focus on an initial list of 110 priority species and 20 places.
Mini Noah’s arks to save species
A salvation plan focused on less than six per cent of Australia’s threatened species will also pull others back from the brink, the government says.
Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has released a 10-year plan that aims to ward off any further extinctions, and ensure 30 per cent of Australia’s land and waters are protected by 2030.
She said the decision to focus on 110 priority species, and 20 places of special environmental significance, does not mean the government is ignoring the other 1800 or so plants and animals that are listed as threatened.
“These prioritised species create a kind of halo effect,” she said as she launched the plan in Sydney.