On the 18th February 2016, the Rottnest Island Authority held an official launch at Little Creatures Loft Fremantle, for the release of the Rottnest Island Terrestrial Conservation Action Plan (TCAP) which is a key initiative under the Rottnest Island Management Plan (2014-19) and forms one of three management tools used to care for the unique and diverse Island environment.
The RIA adopted the Nature Conservancy’s ‘Conservation Action Planning’ process in 2011 as its platform for biodiversity planning. The approach was chosen because it affords a strategic and adaptive approach to conservation management.
The TCAP was developed with input from a variety of stakeholders, researchers and experts.
The process was used to identify the natural values of the Rottnest Island Terrestrial Reserve, determine current and desired health, consider threatening processes and identify priority conservation actions to enable resources to be directed where most needed.