Report on Conservation of Tasmanian Plant Species & Communities Threatened by Phytophthora cinnamomi

​​This report is a Strategic Regional Plan for Tasmania.

 Conservation of Tasmanian Plant Species & Communities Threatened by Phytophthora cinnamomi (PDF 1Mb)

Appendix 5 - Maps of the proposed P. cinnamomi management areas are provided as separate documents.

This is a Nature Conservation Branch Technical Report 03/3.

This report addresses Phytopthora cinnamomi management in Tasmania through the establishment of a suite of priority management areas that contain representative examples of those plant species and communities considered most at risk. Sixty-seven management areas have been selected on the basis of their suitability for management to protect against infection by P. cinnamomi, with a deliberate attempt at bioregional representation.

The recommended management areas contribute to the implementation of strategic actions for protection of biodiversity under the national "Threat Abatement Plan for Disease in Natural Ecosystems caused by Phytopthora cinnamomi".

Priorities for management included the following plant species listed in the Commonwealth's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Epacris apsleyensis, Epacris barbata, Epacris exserta, Epacris glabella, Epacris grandis, Epacris limbata, Epacris stuartii, Epacris virgata, Phebalium daviesii, Tetratheca gunnii, Xanthorrhoea arenaria and Xanthorrhoea bracteata. Additional species listed under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 were also targeted. Where achievable, each species was sought in at least three management areas.

  • Section 2 of this report contains an introduction to the biology and ecology of P. cinnamomi, its impact on Tasmania's vegetation, and the role of humans in its spread.

  • Section 3 includes an outline of the methodology involved in the selection of management areas, and a profile of the plant species and vegetation types most at risk from P. cinnamomi.

  • Section 4 details the implementation process for the proposed management areas, while descriptions of individual areas are given in Section 5, with management prescriptions in each case. 

  • Section 6 includes an overview of the representativeness of the management areas.

  • Sections 7 and 8 contain discussions of ongoing management concerns and proposed updates to the plan, respectively.

Publication details​

Copyright Government of Tasmania 2003.

Written by Schahinger, R., Rudman T., and Wardlaw, T. J. (DPIWE). ISSN 1441-0680.​

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