Nature conservation

Threatened species

Scientific committee determinations

The NSW Scientific Committee makes determinations about the species, populations, ecological communities and key threatening processes that are listed on the schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

You can see lists of these determinations below. You can also:

Bioregions referenced in Scientific Committee determinations

In determining the bioregions where an ecological community occurs, the Scientific Committee uses the Biogeographic regionalisation of Australia.  The Committee’s Determinations indicate which version has been referenced for a particular ecological community. As a guide, the Committee has used the following versions:

Version 4 - Determinations made prior to March 2013

The Committee used Thackway R, Cresswell ID (1995) An interim biogeographic regionalisation for Australia: a framework for setting priorities in the National Reserve System Cooperative Program. (Version 4.0. ANCA: Canberra).

View a map of the bioregions (PDF 691KB) from Thackway and Cresswell 1995.

Version 7 - Determinations made since March 2013

The Committee currently uses SEWPaC (2012) Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia, Version 7. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. link


Provisional determinations of endangered species on an emergency basis
If someone makes a surprise discovery of a species in NSW, the Scientific Committee may be able to temporarily list it as endangered and critically endangered. Find out more, and see species currently listed in this way.

Preliminary determinations by date
Read and make submissions about preliminary determinations on public exhibition. See all determinations pending finalisation.

Final determinations by date
See all final determinations going back to the start of the Scientific Committee in 1996.

Minor amendments to the Threatened Species lists
Minor changes may be made to the list of threatened species to reflect changes in the name of species as a result of taxonomic revision and to correct minor errors and omissions. See all minor amendment determinations.

Page last updated: 23 June 2016