Keep watch species

Some threatened species are called keep watch species because no immediate action is needed to protect them.

Rupp's wattle (Acacia ruppii) endangered speciesThe Saving our Species program keeps an eye on more than 100 species because they:

  • are naturally rare and have few threats
  • are more common than once thought.

The sooty tern and Acacia ruppii are two examples.

Unless threats increase or there is evidence that populations are declining, we consider this group a low priority for project investment.

Any new evidence about keep watch species, such as decreases in their population size or increases in significant threats, can be reviewed. A species can then be moved to another Saving our Species management stream.

Which plants and animals are in the keep watch species stream?

See a list of all keep watch species in NSW.