The reasons for listing species and key threatening processes are included in the Scientific Committee’s determinations.
Determinations made before 25 August, 2017 refer to the Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995 and the Threatened Species Conservation Regulation, 2010. This legislation and regulation has been replaced by the Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016 and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation, 2017.
Provisional determinations of a critically endangered or endangered species on an emergency basis
If there is a surprise discovery of a new species native to NSW or an extinct species is rediscovered, the Scientific Committee may be able to fast-track its listing as a critically endangered or endangered species.
Find out more, and see species currently listed by a provisional determination.
Read about and make submissions about preliminary determinations on public exhibition.
See all preliminary determinations pending finalisation.
After considering any submissions, the Scientific Committee will makes a final determination and a notice is published on the Department website to announce the outcome of the assessment.
If the final determination supports a listing, then it will be added to the Schedules of the Act when the final determination is published on the NSW legislation website.
Find out more about and search for final determinations made since 1996 by the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee and its predecessor, the NSW Scientific Committee.
Minor changes may be made to the threatened species Schedules to reflect changes in the name of species as a result of taxonomic revision and to correct minor errors and omissions.
Minor amendments are not put on public exhibition for comment.
Read more about minor amendments to the Schedules determinations.