Habitat Restoration and Outcomes

  • Donald P. A. Sands
  • Tim R. New


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.


Food Plant Fore Wing Genetic Stock Weed Invasion Gold Coast 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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