Threatened species and communities

A listing of threatened native plants and animals that are under identifiable threat of extinction, are rare, or otherwise in need of special protection.

This listing is provided under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.  

The Minister for Environment may list an ecological community as being threatened if it is presumed to be, or is at risk of becoming, totally destroyed.

International Union for Conservation of Nature criteria are used for assigning species and communities to threat categories.

Page reviewed 20 April 2018