Guidelines for interpreting listing criteria for species, populations and ecological communities under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act
Version 1.4, November 2014
The NSW Scientific Committee has prepared these guidelines to assist interpretation of the concepts and terms in the listing criteria given in the TSC Regulation 2010. They should always be used in conjunction with the TSC Act 1995 and the TSC Regulation (listing criteria) 2010. If cases arise where advice given in the guidelines is in apparent conflict with the Act or the Regulation, the Act and Regulation will apply.
The Threatened Species Conservation Regulation (listing criteria) 2002 introduced explicit criteria to guide listing decisions for threatened species, populations and ecological communities under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation (TSC) Act 1995, and was replaced by the Threatened Species Conservation Regulation 2010. To be eligible for listing as threatened, a species, population or ecological community must, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee, meet one or more of the relevant Clauses specified in the Regulation.