Re-introduction and translocation programs require national coordination

Species are cross-broder entities

There was general agreement at the forum that a federal body/committee of some kind should oversee a coordinated approach to translocation and introductions of animals rather than an ad-hoc regulation by individual recovery teams and state bodies as they generate or receive proposals.

Who should host (and fund?) such a body? (presumably DEWHA)?

 

Who should be involved?

 

What role would the states then play?

 

Would a federal body provide better coordination with other federal intiatives such as greening Australia that could focus habitat rehabilitation and reintroduction activity for better outcomes?

 

-- FredFord - 19 Jan 2009