Priorities action statements (PAS) have been used since 2007 to:
- identify ways to help recover threatened plants and animals
- set priorities for these strategies
- identify actions to manage listed threatened species, populations and ecological communities
- identify actions to manage key threatening processes.
The Saving our Species program implements priorities action statements through its conservation projects.
The NSW Threatened Species Priorities Action Statement was reviewed in 2011 to measure its effectiveness in protecting threatened species.