Priorities Action Statement - Actions for Alpine Redspot Dragonfly
Male Alpine Redspot Dragonfly
© R. Richter
to consent and determining authorities
- Provide information on the distribution of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly to local councils and determining authorities to ensure appropriate consideration during development assessment processes (High priority).
and review existing information
- Compile existing information on the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly and identify knowledge gaps for the purpose of targeting future research activities (High priority).
- Collate data on the historical distribution of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly including anecdotal and indigenous knowledge (Low priority).
and stakeholder liaison, awareness and education
- Encourage community reporting of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly via the NSW DPI Threatened and Pest Species Sightings Program online form (Medium priority).
- Implement education initiatives to improve awareness of the status of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly and ways to minimise impacts on the species by preparing and distributing appropriate advisory material (Medium priority).
- Install signs and/or interpretive displays at appropriate locations to assist with identification and awareness of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly (Low priority).
- Foster long-term, two-way knowledge transfer and capacity building to enhance the role of indigenous ecological knowledge in the recovery of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly (Low priority).
- Maximise compliance activities at identified important sites (Low priority).
modify or implement NRM planning processes to minimize adverse impacts on
- Negotiate with relevant authorities to encourage the identification, assessment, and modification of natural resource management plans and policies to minimise impacts on Alpine Redspot Dragonfly habitats and water quality (High priority).
- Undertake work to identify, restore and protect known and potential Alpine Redspot Dragonfly habitats and address key threats such as habitat degradation and water quality decline from expanding development (High priority).
- Undertake priority rehabilitation, restoration and enhancement work at key sites known to support the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly (High priority).
- Actively seek funds through grant schemes or other sources to implement riparian vegetation and water quality improvement projects in priority areas (Medium priority).
- Conduct research on the biology and ecology of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly, particularly the species' ecological role, environmental tolerances, factors influencing population dynamics, age and growth, life cycle and diet (High priority).
- Monitor the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly population over time to assess trends in abundance and distribution and to identify emerging threatening processes (Medium priority).
- Undertake research to identify, prioritise and improve understanding of the threatening processes and causes of decline of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly (Medium priority).
- Incorporate new research information into catchment management, river health and wetlands programs where appropriate (Medium priority).
- Actively seek grants or investor partnerships to fund research and monitoring programs for the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly (Low priority).
- Actively encourage community involvement in aspects of Alpine Redspot Dragonfly research and monitoring programs (Low priority).
Survey / mapping
- Conduct targeted surveys to determine the current distribution and abundance of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly (High priority).
- Collect data on the presence/absence of the Alpine Redspot Dragonfly during incidental surveys (High priority).