Priorities Action Statement - Actions for Sydney Hawk Dragonfly

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Recovery Actions

Advice to consent and determining authorities

  • Provide information on the distribution of the Sydney Hawk Dragonfly to local councils and determining authorities to ensure appropriate consideration during development assessment processes (High priority).

Collate and review existing information

  • Compile existing information on Sydney Hawk Dragonfly and identify knowledge gaps for the purpose of targeting future research activities (High priority).
  • Collate data on the historical distribution of Sydney Hawk Dragonfly including anecdotal and indigenous knowledge (Low priority).

Community and stakeholder liaison, awareness and education

  • Encourage community reporting of Sydney Hawk 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 Sydney Hawk 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 Sydney Hawk 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 Sydney Hawk Dragonfly (Low priority).

Compliance / enforcement

  • Maximise compliance activities at identified important sites (Low priority).

Enhance, modify or implement NRM planning processes to minimize adverse impacts on threatened species

  • Negotiate with relevant authorities to encourage the identification, assessment, and modification of natural resource management plans and policies to minimise impacts on Sydney Hawk Dragonfly habitats and water quality (High priority).

Habitat rehabilitation

  • Undertake work to identify, restore and protect known and potential Sydney Hawk 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 Sydney Hawke 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).

Research / monitoring

  • Conduct research on the biology and ecology of Sydney Hawk Dragonfly, particularly the species' ecological role, environmental tolerances, factors influencing population dynamics, age and growth, life cycle and diet (High priority).
  • Incorporate new research information into catchment management, river health and wetlands programs where appropriate (Medium priority).
  • Monitor Sydney Hawk 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 Sydney Hawk Dragonfly (Medium priority).
  • Actively encourage community involvement in aspects of Sydney Hawk Dragonfly research and monitoring programs (Low priority).
  • Actively seek grants or investor partnerships to fund research and monitoring programs for Sydney Hawk Dragonfly (Low priority).

Survey / mapping

  • Conduct targeted surveys to determine the current distribution and abundance of Sydney Hawk Dragonfly (High priority).
  • Collect data on the presence/absence of Sydney Hawk Dragonfly during incidental surveys (High priority).