Subject: Draft Recovery Plan for Blue Whales in Australian Waters (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Sat, 6 Nov 1999 08:13:37 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Draft Recovery Plan for Blue Whales in Australian Waters (fwd)

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CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Draft Recovery Plan for Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in Australian
Waters

It is a requirement of the Australian Endangered Species Protection Act
1992, to prepare recovery plans for all endangered and vulnerable species
that occur in Commonwealth areas. Once prepared all draft recovery plans
require release for public comment.

The Marine Group, Environment Australia, has released for public comment
the Draft Recovery Plan for Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in
Australian Waters. Comments on the recovery plan are sought from
interested individuals and groups. The release of this draft plan marks
the beginning of a three month public comment period that will close on
Friday 28 January 2000. At the end of this period the plan will be
revised, taking into consideration any comments received.

An electronic copy of the draft recovery plan may be viewed on the
Internet at:
http://www.biodiversity.environment.gov.au/plants/threaten/plans/recovery_plans/species/whales/index.html

A limited number of hard copies of the draft recovery plan are available
from the Community Information Unit, Environment Australia, GPO Box 787,
CANBERRA ACT 2601, by emailing ciu@ea.gov.au or by telephoning toll-free
1800 803 772 within Australia.

Written comments in relation to the draft recovery plan should be
forwarded to Milena Rafic, Project Officer, Marine Species Section, Marine
Group, Environment Australia, GPO Box 787, CANBERRA ACT 2601, (or by email
to milena.rafic@ea.gov.au). All electronic comments will be acknowledged
on receipt.  Additional information can be obtained from the project
officer on phone +61 2 6274 2790 or fax +61 2 6274 2314.

The closing date for the receipt of comments is Friday 28 January 2000.



Milena Rafic
Marine Species Section
Marine Group - Environment Australia
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA   ACT   2601
Ph:  +61 2 6274 2790
Fax: +61 2 6274 2314
Email:  milena.rafic@ea.gov.au



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