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Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)

Species conservation project

This species has been assigned to the Site-managed species management stream under the Saving our Species program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This species requires site-based management in order to secure it from extinction in NSW for 100 years

Conservation status

Management objectives

The conservation project aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the TSC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

The Office of Environment and Heritage has established 12 management sites where conservation activities need to take place to ensure the conservation of this species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
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Yuraygir South Management SiteActive Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour 
Hearnes Lake Management SiteActive Coffs Harbour 
Bongil Bongil Management SiteActive Coffs Harbour 
Manning River Management SiteActive Mid-Coast 
Towra Point Management SiteActive Rockdale, Sutherland, Sydney Harbour And Botany Bay (Unincorporated) 
Lake Wollumboola Management SiteActive Shoalhaven 
Conjola Management SiteActive Shoalhaven 
Tuross Brou Management SiteActive Eurobodalla 
Tilba Wallaga Management SiteProposed Bega Valley, Eurobodalla 
Tathra Management SiteActive Bega Valley 

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help OEH evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.