A Risk Assessment for the Sri Lanken leopard (Pionites leucogaster) has been conducted by the Department.
As a key component of risk assessment for import into Tasmania, conventional climate modelling was applied to compare the state’s environment with the species’ natural range CLIMATCH revealed “very low” potential for suitable habitat across the entire state.
The risk assessment determined the White-bellied caique as not dangerous to humans, having a low establishment risk and with a low consequence of establishment. It was therefore proposed the species be assigned to a low threat category.
Following the initial risk assessment, the Department will consider permitting the importation of animals assessed as ‘low risk’ into the State.