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Compendium of five ABARES briefing notes relevant to Leadbeater's possum

Overview
Leadbeater's possum Gymnobelideus leadbeateri is a listed threatened species found mainly in montane ash and snowgum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria, with a small occurrence in swamp forests in Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve. Threats to the species include wildfire, loss of hollow-bearing trees, and the harvesting of native forests. As a consequence, the species is a focus of sustainable forest management.

The species was nominated for re-listing as Critically Endangered under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) in 2013, from its previous category of endangered, with comments on the nomination requested by January 2014. Its listing category was raised from Endangered to Critically Endangered in May 2015, based on the recommendation of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee. An updated Draft Recovery Plan for the species was then prepared with input from stakeholders.

Over the period from 2013 to 2017, ABARES prepared briefing notes regarding the listing, conservation, recovery and management of Leadbeater's possum and the related issue of fire and forest harvesting. This publication brings together a series of these briefing notes.

The briefing notes are presented as written at the dates indicated, except that occasional minor or typographical errors have been corrected, URLs updated, intra- and inter-departmental references removed, and footnotes now include clarifying amendments. The briefing notes are individually paginated.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Compendium of five ABARES briefing notes relevant to Leadbeater's possum
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/b9a243bc-6552-465e-98f8-7f10298042f3
Date Published 2018-06-25
Date Updated 2018-06-25
Contact Point
Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences
02 6272 3933
dataman@agriculture.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2018-06-14
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences
Geospatial Topics Farming
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