Black Throated Finch Recovery Team

About The Black Throated Finch Recovery Team

The Black-throated Finch Recovery Team (BTFRT) was formed in 2002. The team consists of volunteer community and government agency representatives and aims to foster the conservation and recovery of the Black-throated Finch. BTFRT was instrumental in the development of the Black-throated Finch Recovery Plan which was approved by the Commonwealth Minister of Environment, Water, Heritage and Arts in 2008.  
The plan relates specifically to the southern sub-species of the Black-throated Finch (Poephila cincta cincta). The plan describes the status of the species and identifies actions deemed to be required for it to survive and recover.  These actions include: 
1) Identify and quantify threats 
2) Quantify distribution and abundance 
3) Protect and enhance habitat 
4) Investigate potential for reintroduction and 
5) Increase public awareness. 

Legal Status of the Black-throated Finch

The conservation status of the southern sub-species of the Black-throated Finch under Australian and state/territory government legislation and international conventions is as follows: 
National: Endangered under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999 
Queensland: Endangered under the Nature Conservation Act 1992  
(Environmental Protection Agency 2005) 
New South Wales: Endangered under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (Department of Environment and Conservation 2005) 
CITES: Listed under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Flora and Fauna (CITES). 
These listings may require actions by federal, state and local governments and other organisations and may affect private landholders.