Species recovery involves specific actions to prevent a species from going extinct or to restore a species and its habitat. Species recovery in New Zealand often involves the preparation of a species recovery plan. This is a statement of intentions for conservation of a particular plant or animal species over a given time period. They are intended to guide the conservation management of a species by providing information about the species and goals and objectives for management.
In New Zealand the Department of Conservation is responsible for producing the majority of species recovery plans for threatened plants although other agencies and community groups or landowners can also produce them.
There are various activities associated with species recovery initiatives:
- In-situ site management
- Plant translocations
- Seed banking
- Ex-situ propagation and cultivation
- Media and public awareness
For more information see:
- Coastal Cress Recovery plan
- Hebe cupressioides Recovery Plan
- Pittosporum patulum Recovery Plan
- Dactylanthus taylori Recovery Plan
- Shrubby tororaro (Muehlenbeckia astonii) Recovery Plan (2000-2010)
- Inland Lepidium Recovery Plan 2000-2010
- Recovery plan for threatened grassy plants of dry fertile sites, 2003–2013