This paper outlines the development in 2001 of a management policy for the Yellow-bellied Glider Petaurus australis in the Eurobodalla Shire in response to case studies conducted by the author for a development proposal. The proposal to clear habitat for a school indicated that significant impact on the Yellow-bellied Glider was likely after addressing the “eight part test” under section 5A of the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act (1979). The subsequent Species Impact Statement placed the impacts of the development into a regional context in respect to the distribution of the glider and included an estimate of population size and identified a habitat corridor in the Broulee area. The local government then requested concurrence from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. A ‘condition of concurrence’ was that a policy be developed by the Local Government Authority to conserve Yellow-bellied Glider habitat in the Broulee subregion. The policy to conserve the Yellow-bellied Glider in the Broulee area identified a major limitation in the EP&A Act, that is, the failure to consider the cumulative impact of development.
Mapping glider songlines: development of a landscape management policy for the Yellow-bellied Glider Petaurus australis (Shaw 1791) in the Eurobodalla Shire on the south coast of New South Wales
Garry Daly; Mapping glider songlines: development of a landscape management policy for the Yellow-bellied Glider Petaurus australis (Shaw 1791) in the Eurobodalla Shire on the south coast of New South Wales. Australian Zoologist 1 December 2005; 33 (2): 180–187. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2005.014
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