About the recovery plan
The Recovery Plan for the western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) was prepared by the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife, and has been adopted under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) as the national recovery plan for this species.
This is the first national recovery plan for the western ringtail possum, which is endemic to Western Australia. The recovery plan guides recovery actions for the western ringtail possum for the next 10 years. The 10 year goal is to slow the decline in population size, extent and area of occupancy through managing major threatening processes affecting the subpopulations and their habitats, and allowing the persistence of the species in each of the identified key management zones.