Provisional determinations of endangered species on an emergency basis
In some circumstances, the Scientific Committee can provisionally declare a species to be critically endangered or endangered in NSW, without going through the public consultation process. This can only happen if the species:
- is believed on current knowledge to be indigenous to NSW, even though it was not previously known to have existed in NSW, or
- was presumed to be extinct in NSW but has been rediscovered.
The Scientific Committee's ability to list critically endangered and endangered species on an emergency basis is set out in Part 2, Division 4 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act. After the provisional listing of a critically endangered or endangered species, the Scientific Committee must place a preliminary determination on display for public consultation and must make a final determination about the species within 12 months of the provisional listing.
Provisional determinations of critically endangered and endangered species on an emergency basis, sorted by date
Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven (NSW896673) - provisional listing of a critically endangered species
Page last updated: 05 October 2012