The Warru Recovery Plan provides a compendium of historical and contemporary data on warru, drawing on recent summaries (Cooke 2006; Pearson 2010) and contemporary data (Read 2010; Ruykys 2011; Ruykys et al. 2011; Ward et al. 2011a; Ward et al. 2011b), to set out a clear set of objectives and actions for the multi-stakeholder Warru Recovery Team. The overarching 40-year objective of the Warru Recovery Team is to downgrade the status of Warru in South Australia from endangered to vulnerable.
- The Warru Recovery Plan also aims to embrace and promote the Tjukurpa (Dreaming) and cultural values of warru, and the stewardship role of Anangu community for warru recovery.
- The overarching 40-year objective of the Warru Recovery Team is to downgrade the status of Warru in South Australia from endangered to vulnerable.
- Warru conservation is currently and will in the future play a critical role in providing training and employment opportunities for Anangu people, as well as strong connections to historical and contemporary Tjukurpa (Dreaming).
- The management, research and cross-jurisdictional initiatives described and costed in the Warru Recovery Plan are intended to facilitate tangible positive environmental change at a landscape scale across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.
The Warru Recovery Team strongly believes that adoption and implementation of the Warru Recovery Plan will not only lead to the recovery of this iconic species, but to many lasting and positive landscape-scale environmental and social outcomes in one of Australia’s most spectacular and remote regions.