The production of a king island biodiversity

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The production of a King Island Biodiversity Management Plan provides an efficient use of resources, both in terms of plan preparation and through targeting multiple benefits in the recovery actions. The total cost of implementing the recovery actions is estimated to be $6,827,000 over the ten year period covered by the Plan.
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Social and economic impacts were considered as they were identified during development of the King Island Biodiversity Management Plan. This included debate within the King Island community during consultation processes. It is anticipated that there will be no significant adverse social or economic impacts associated with the implementation of the Plan in its entirety.
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Table 4. Prioritised actions for implementation of the Plan, with estimated costs and timeframes (Priority: ‘A’ = very high, ‘B’ = high, ‘C’ = medium and ‘D’ = low) Actions Priori ty Timeframe Estimated Cost (10 years) 1. Manage the threat of habitat degradation and fragmentation to biodiversity 1.1. Seek financial assistance to develop and implement vegetation management agreements for five priority remnants per year, targeting priority vegetation communities. Exclude stock and wallabies from grazing these sites. A Annually $100,000 1.2. Continue to promote the importance of maintaining and managing native remnants with high species diversity and with the presence of threatened species values. A Ongoing Incorporated into Action 28 1.3. Encourage landowners to manage native vegetation for the preservation of threatened flora and fauna through government and non-government initiatives. A Ongoing Incorporated into Action 29.1 1.4. Continue to liaise with government and non-government organisations, including the Tasmanian Land Conservancy to identify properties of high conservation value. Encourage properties with high conservation values to develop vegetation management agreements. A Ongoing Incorporated into Action 29.1 1.5. Maintain and improve the quality of vegetation, connectivity and buffering of remnants through participation in and planning of fencing and revegetation programs. Priority locations for this action should be those with priority species, or vegetation communities and identified priority sites. B Ongoing $100,000 1.6. Encourage the development of farm property management plans that include biodiversity management through fencing and revegetation programs. A Ongoing $100,000 1.7. Promote practical and cost effective alternatives for the use of natural waterways for watering stock, targeting locations with priority threatened species. A Ongoing Incorporated into Action 28 1.8. Monitor water levels across the Island and ensure that environmental flows are maintained in all catchment areas. B Ongoing $100,000 2. Minimise the threat of fire to biodiversity 2.1 Support the implementation of the draft King Island Wildfire Management Plan 2009 (KIFMAC 2009) through the provision of information regarding the distribution of priority populations of flora, fauna and vegetation communities.
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