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Administered by: Environment
Published Date 06 Aug 2014

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)

REVOCATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE MANAGEMENT PLAN
AND DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE MANAGEMENT
PLAN

 

1.         I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as
delegate of the Minister for the Environment:

(a)       revoke, pursuant to section 303FT(10) of the Environment Protection
and Biodiversity Conservation Act
1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act), the
declaration made on 27 April 2011 that the “Management Program for
Protected Plants in Queensland 2011‒2015
” is an approved wildlife
trade management plan
for the purposes of section 303FO of the
EPBC Act;

(b)       declare that the “Management Plan for Protected Plants in Queensland
2014‒2019”
(Plan) is an approved wildlife trade management plan
for the purposes of section 303FO of the EPBC Act:

(i)        having considered the comments that were given in response to
an invitation under section 303FR(1) of the EPBC Act; and

(ii)       being satisfied as to the matters set out in section 303FO of the
EPBC Act.

 

2.         The Plan is only subject to the declaration in paragraph 1(b):

(a)       to the extent that the Plan relates to specimens from native plant
species harvested from the wild in Queensland, Australia, excluding
eligible listed threatened species under the EPBC Act (Protected
Plants
)

(b)       if the commercial harvest of the species referred to in paragraph 2(b) is
carried out in accordance with the Plan; and

(c)       while the condition specified in the Schedule to this Instrument is
complied with.

 

Dated this ....5th.................... day of .............August............................ 2014

 

............................ Paul Murphy..............................

 

Paul Murphy

Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment


 

SCHEDULE

Condition 1

An annual report must be submitted by the  Department of Environment and Heritage
Protection to the Department of the Environment by 31 October each year. The
annual report must address the following matters for the previous financial year:

1.    The number of protected plant harvesting licences issued under the Nature
Conservation Act 1999
by the Department of Environment and Heritage
Protection, and maximum quantity of individual species identified for harvest each
year (including both plant parts and whole plants).

2.    The number of protected plant growing licences issued under the Nature
Conservation Act 1992
by the Department of Environment and Heritage
Protection and maximum quantity of individual species identified for harvest each
year (including both plant parts and whole plants).

3.    Number of licences granted for the harvest of EPBC Act listed threatened species
(including species and quantity approved for harvest). Justification provided
where a decision has not been sought under the EPBC Act, or, where decision
has been obtained under the EPBC Act, provision of the applicable EPBC
approval number.

4.    The nature and extent of compliance with the Management Plan for Protected
Plants in Queensland 2014-15 including:

a.    the number of protected plant harvesting and growing licences audited by
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

b.    the number and location of site inspections conducted by the Department
of Environment and Heritage Protection, including field checks on wild
populations in situ, nurseries, wholesalers, retailers, markets, harvesting
operations;

c.    the number of reported breaches of harvesting and growing licences; and

d.    the number of enforcement actions undertaken for breaches of harvesting
and growing Licences and their status and outcomes.

5.    Species and areas targeted for harvest remain viable:

a.    the number of sustainable harvest plans submitted to and analysed by the
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection;

b.    the results of the analysis (including information about target species,
harvest methodology and regime, timing and method of harvest, land
management techniques);

c.    the emerging threats detected (increases in commercial demand or other
emerging trends that may affect the viability of a species);

d.    any species reclassified under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 by the
Threatened Species Committee; and

e.    any harvest periods declared by the Chief Executive of the Department of
Environment and Heritage Protection (including allowable harvest
quantities, restriction on species, time or regions).

6.    Any research and monitoring undertaken and reports produced on the nature and
status of protected plants and the impacts of harvesting activities, particularly
any provided by the Queensland Herbarium, harvest industry, scientific experts or
conservation groups.