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2.3 King Island’s people 9 2.4 Community consultation 10 3. KING ISLAND FLORA AND FAUNA 12 3.1 Threatened species categories 12 3.2. Flora 12 3.3 Vegetation communities 12 3.4 Fauna 13 3.5 Current EBPC Act and TSP Act listings 14 4. THREATS 17 4.1 Introduction 17 4.2 The past 17 4.3 Known and potential threats to King Island’s biodiversity 19 5. KING ISLAND BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT 26 5.1 Management objectives26 5.2 Priority species for management on King Island 26 5.3 Priority vegetation communities for management on King Island 27 5.4 Priority threats for management on King Island27 5.5 Priority sites for management on King Island30 5.6 Actions 32 5.7 Performance criteria 32 5.8 Biodiversity benefits 32 5.9 Role and interests of indigenous people 32 5.10 Social and Economic Consequences 33 5.11 Responsible parties 43 5.12 Plan review and evaluation 43 6. References44 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan iii
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Appendix 1. Current management documents, policies, strategies and on-ground management 51 1.1 Plans of management 51 1.2 Recovery plans and unpublished reports 51 1.3 Policies and strategies 55 1.4 Research and surveys 56 1.5 On-ground management programs 57 Appendix 2. Species lists for King Island 61 2.1 Vascular flora 61 2.2 Vegetation communities 73 2.3 Vertebrate fauna and threatened invertebrate fauna 74 Appendix 3. Threat impact rating 79 Appendix 4. Major weed species on King Island 83 Appendix 5. Species profiles 88 Cyathea cunninghamii (slender treefern)88 Cyathea x marcescens (skirted treefern) 91 Hypolepis distans (scrambling groundfern) 94 Pimelea axiflora subsp. axiflora (bootlace bush) 97 Pneumatopteris pennigera (lime fern) 101 Pterostylis cucullata (leafy greenhood) 105 Tmesipteris parva (small forkfern) 109 Acanthiza pusilla archibaldi (King Island Brown Thornbill) 112 Botaurus poiciloptilus (Australasian Bittern) 119 Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea Eagle) 122 Litoria raniformis (Green and Gold Frog) 124 Neophema chrysogaster (Orange-bellied Parrot) 128 Sternula albifrons sinensis (Little Tern)132 Sternula nereis nereis (Fairy Tern) 135 Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis (Hooded Plover) 138 Table 1. Threatened flora and fauna on King Island ................................... 15 Table 2. Priority species & vegetation communities for management on King Island ........................................................................................................... 28 Table 3. Priority sites for management on King Island .............................. 30 Table 4. Prioritised actions for implementation of the Plan, with estimated costs and timeframes ...................................................................... 34 Figure 1. Map of King Island .............................................................................. 2 Figure 2. Reserves on King Island ..................................................................... 4 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan iv
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Figure 3. Aerial map of King Island ................................................................ 18 Figure 4. Peat loss in Lavinia State Reserve (Corbett & Corbett 2010) . .21 Figure 5. Distribution of priority vegetation communities on King Island ................................................................................................................................ 29 Figure 6. Priority sites for management on King Island ............................ 31 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan v
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1. INTRODUCTION King Island is part of the State of Tasmania and is located at the western entrance to Bass Strait, midway between Victoria and Cape Grim on northwest Tasmania. It is 64 km from north to south and 26 km from east to west, and its area is approximately 110,000 ha. The Island lies at 144° longitude East and
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