Crakes and rails
The habitat protection and management guidelines detailed in Table 4 are provided to assist environmental planners, land owners, land managers, private industry, community conservation groups and the broader community. These guidelines are preliminary and will be refined as more information about these species and their habitat requirements becomes available.
Table 4: Habitat Protection and Management Guidelines
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1 This document follows the nomenclature provided by the Commonwealth Department of Water, Heritage and the Arts’ online Australian Faunal Directory (DEWHA 2010), which is kept up to date with taxonomic revisions andprovides a single, categorical point of reference for common names and scientific names for Australian taxa.
2 Brisbane City Council 2000, Brisbane City Plan 2000, Natural Assets Planning Scheme Policy, vol. 2
3 Significant for South East Queensland Bioregion under the Biodiversity Assessment and Mapping Methodology (Environmental Protection Agency 2002)
4 Queensland Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2006 under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
5 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
6 Listed as Marine Flyover species under EPBC Act (1999)
7 Unless otherwise stated, the information in this section is from Marchant and Higgins (1993). Due to the cryptic habits displayed by these species, very limited information on their distribution and abundance is available.
8 Unless otherwise stated, the information in this section is from Muscat (2003).
9 Council: Brisbane City Council, QM: Queensland Museum, FABCon: Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, QHerb: Queensland Herbarium.
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