The Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage has approved a threat Abatement Plan for Threat Abatement Plan for Dieback Caused by the Root-rot Fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi
Threat abatement plans provide for the research, management, and any other actions necessary to reduce the impact of a listed Key Threatening Process on a threatened species or ecological community. Implementing the plan should assist the long term survival in the wild of the threatened species or ecological community.
The threat abatement plan for dieback caused by Phytophthora cinnamomihas two goals: to protect endangered or vulnerable native species and communities from Phytophthora cinnamomi; and to prevent further species and communities from becoming endangered by reducing the chance of exposure to the pathogen. The objective of the plan is to focus on actions to reduce the threat posed by Phytophthora root rot to native species and ecological communities, its recommendations will also help land managers limit the effects of Phytophthora root rot on Australia's wildflower and forestry (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005).