Background Report to the Recovery Plan for Littoral Rainforests and Coastal Vine Thickets of Eastern Australia
Prepared for Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. March 2012 - February 2013.
BAAM prepared a background technical and issues report to inform the development of a recovery plan for the EPBC Act listed Critically Endangered Threatened Ecological Community - Littoral Rainforests and Coastal Vine Thickets of Eastern Australia, a community with distribution from Princess Charlotte Bay (north of Cooktown) in Queensland, to East Gippsland in Victoria.
The report outlines the legislative context for the community, both federally and across the three states of its distribution, as well as interactions with existing plans, policies and programs. Ecological descriptions of the community were updated since its original listing based on current information, and a review of historical and current land uses is provided to inform threat identification.