Nature conservation

Threatened species

Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)

Saving our Species strategy

This species has been assigned to the Site-managed species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) 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 SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild for 100 years and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. Currently, 12 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
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Yuraygir South Priority management siteActive Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour 
Hearnes Lake Priority management siteActive Coffs Harbour 
Bongil Bongil Priority management siteActive Coffs Harbour 
Nambucca Heads Priority management siteActive Nambucca 
Manning River Priority management siteActive Mid-Coast 
Towra Point Priority management siteActive Bayside, Sutherland Shire, Unincorporated 
Lake Wollumboola Priority management siteActive Shoalhaven 
Conjola Priority management siteActive Shoalhaven 
Tuross Brou Priority management siteActive Eurobodalla 
Tilba Wallaga Priority management siteActive Bega Valley, Eurobodalla 

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.