Habitat Restoration and Outcomes

  • Donald P. A. Sands
  • Tim R. New
Chapter

Abstract

The general themes for restoring habitats for O. richmondia are fundamentally simple in principle – namely, to increase supply of suitable P. praevenosa and nectar plants, and to remove A. elegans from sites that are otherwise secured against further degradation. However, the variations in climate, site condition and topography across the butterfly’s range introduce many complications. Individual site differences in general condition, weed invasion and susceptibility to other threats mean that these common themes may need to be tailored for each individual locality. Overlying the entire programme is the target of area-wide (that is, range-wide) restoration of landscape hospitality and connectivity.

Keywords

Food Plant Fore Wing Genetic Stock Weed Invasion Gold Coast 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Burns AN (1972) Nature notes from the Gold Coast. Ornithoptera priamus richmondius. Vict Nat 89:168Google Scholar
  2. Burns AN (1973) Nature notes from the Gold Coast. Vict Nat 90:124–125Google Scholar
  3. Gynther I, Booth R, Seal J, Sands D (2010) A captive breeding approach to overcome inbreeding depression in wild Richmond birdwing butterfly populations: a progress report for 2009–2010. Richmond Birdwing Recovery Network Newsletter 17: 7–12, 17Google Scholar
  4. Leiper G, Glazebrook J, Cox D, Rathie K (2009) (revised edition). Mangroves to mountains. A field guide to the native plants of South-east Queensland. Society for Growing Australian Native Plants Inc. (Qld Region), Browns PlainsGoogle Scholar
  5. Smales M, Ledward CP (1942) Notes on the life histories of some Lycaenid butterflies. Part 1. Qld Nat 12:14–18Google Scholar
  6. Smales M, Ledward CP (1943) Notes on the life histories of some Lycaenid butterflies. Part 2 (with notes on some skippers). Qld Nat 12:47–52Google Scholar
  7. Wilson G (2010) What happened to the birdwing flight cage at Gold Creek? Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network Newsletter 19: 14–15Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. A. Sands
    • 1
  • Tim R. New
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecosystem SciencesCSIROBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Personalised recommendations