On 17 February 2022, Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner Dr Fiona Fraser shared the news that the first five-year Action Plan underpinning the Threatened Species Strategy 2021-2031 is now underway.
The Action Plan sets practical actions and targets to focus efforts on improving the trajectories of 100 priority species (announced in October 2021), the condition of priority places and identifies other fundamental threatened species recovery actions to be progressed from now to 2026.
We are pleased to see the inclusion of both ACSA and citizen science in the Action Plan, following our submission to the consultation paper in July 2021.
Citizen science is recognised in Action Area 8 and Target 16, details of which can be found on pages 28 and 29 of the Action Plan, which have also been copied below.
You can find more information about the new Action Plan at: awe.gov.au/environment/biodiversity/threatened/publications/threatened-species-strategy-2021-2031/action-plan-2021-2026.