The draft Myrtle Rust Action Plan
Myrtle Rust is a plant disease that poses a serious and urgent threat to Australia’s native biodiversity. The Plant Biosecurity CRC, in collaboration with the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program developed the draft Action Plan to guide a coordinated national environmental response to Myrtle Rust. The Plan was prepared in consultation with a wide range of experts and stakeholders.
The goals of the draft Action Plan are to minimise declines and extinctions of native species due to Myrtle Rust, and minimise decline in the integrity and function of their host ecosystems.
The Foundation has taken on the leadership of the Plan following the closure of the PBCRC. We have received a range of compelling responses to the online consultation and are now trying to work through the finalisation of the Plan with the Department of Energy and Environment and the Department of Agriculture.
We hope it will be finalised before mid 2020.
The Myrtle Rust in Australia: A draft Action Plan can be downloaded here.
The draft Action Plan is supported by Myrtle Rust reviewed: The impacts of the invasive plant pathogen Austropuccinia psidii on the Australian environment (R.O. Makinson 2018), a valuable resource to be read in conjunction with the draft Action Plan.
For further information on the progress of the Plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.