Preparing a Wildlife Management Plan

Wildlife Management Plan guide and checklist

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
16 Oct 2023

A wildlife management plan is a strategic plan developed to address a wildlife issue in a holistic way. It describes the species causing the issue, the location and site of the problem, and the management actions required to manage the problem.

Wildlife management plans may include actions that require approval from the Conservation Regulator under the Wildlife Act 1975 (Wildlife Act). Wildlife management plans must outline all proposed activities, both those that would require regulatory approval and less intrusive measures.