About the recovery plan
The Recovery Plan for the Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat (Conilurus penicillatus) was prepared by the Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and has been adopted under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) as the national recovery plan for this species. The Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat is known from the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia, including parts of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
This is the first national recovery plan for the species. The long-term recovery goal for the Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat is to ensure the species has a high likelihood of persistence in nature for the next 100 years, and no longer qualifies to be listed as threatened within 30 years. The recovery plan outlines the recovery actions necessary to ensure the species’ long term survival in the wild.