The support co operation and inclusion of the king

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The support, co-operation and inclusion of the King Island community, is fundamental to successfully implement the Plan. This will require the acknowledgement of differences in values, expectations and knowledge within the King Island community and the need to reconcile these in a manner that considers social, economic and environmental sustainability of the Island, to provide the way forward for community-led environmental management in the future. 8 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan – Community Workshop Quote 9 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan – Community Workshop Quote 10 King Island Biodiversity Management Plan – Community Workshop Quote King Island Biodiversity Management Plan 13
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3. KING ISLAND FLORA AND FAUNA 3.1 Threatened species categories A plant or animal is described as threatened if it is at risk of becoming extinct. Plants and animals have become threatened through a range of factors that may be natural or human induced; these are discussed in Chapter 4, Threats. Species may be listed under the Commonwealth EPBC Act and the Tasmanian TSP Act . The EPBC Act categorises species into: i. Extinct ii. Extinct in the wild: species that can no longer be found in the wild, but still exist in captivity. iii. Critically Endangered: species in extreme danger of becoming extinct in the immediate future. iv. Endangered: species in danger of extinction, while the factors causing them to be endangered continue operating. v. Vulnerable: species which are at risk of becoming endangered. vi. Conservation Dependent: species who’s survival is dependent on conservation activities. In addition species can be listed as migratory species or as marine species. Species in the Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable categories are considered threatened species. The TSP Act categorises threatened species into: i. Endangered: species is in danger of extinction because long-term survival is unlikely while factors causing it to be endangered continue operating, within this category a species may be presumed extinct if it has not been recorded in the wild within the past 50 years. ii. Vulnerable: species likely to become endangered while factors causing it to be vulnerable continue operating. iii. Rare: species that have a small population or distribution within Tasmania that is not endangered or vulnerable but is at risk. 3.2. Flora On King Island, low physical variation and geographic isolation has led to vegetation that is relatively low in structural and floristic diversity. About 470 native vascular plant species have been recorded on the Island (Appendix 2). The main influences on the distribution of vegetation across the Island are soil fertility, drainage, exposure to marine influences, and fire history (Barne s et al .
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