ST: Protecting the Pollinators and Seed Dispersers

Identify and protect key pollinators and seed dispersers, including birds, bats, mammals and insects, to support the long term health and survival of forests.

Why it is important?

There are only a limited number of animals able to disperse large-fruited seeds, and two of the key species, Spectacled Flying Foxes and Southern Cassowaries, are listed as endangered. Actively managing and protecting these important species and their habitats will improve the health and resilience of natural forests, as well as the status of the animals.

Examples of Local Action

  • Protect existing flying fox colonies.
  • Investigate the impact of agricultural pesticide spraying on natural insect populations.
  • Conduct education and awareness programs to increase understanding of the important role pollinators and seed dispersers play eg. public signage near flying fox colonies.
  • Increase community acceptance of flying fox colonies through education using reliable data eg. about possible health concerns.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-PP 4: Supporting Implementation of Threatened Species Recovery Plans
Incorporate priorities and actions identified through Threatened Species Recovery Plans into local projects to facilitate community stewardship of, and action towards, recovery of threatened species.

Local Landscape:

Southern Tablelands

Regional Theme:


National Priorities:

Threatened Species


Barron, Johnstone