The key piece of legislation that identifies and protects threatened species, populations and ecological communities in NSW is the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act).The TSC Act also identifies habitat critical to their survival.
The Office of Environment and Heritage administers the TSC Act.
The Department of Primary Industries is responsible for protecting threatened fish and marine vegetation.
Other relevant legislation
The TSC Act is one of several laws that aim to conserve biodiversity and promote ecologically sustainable development.