The 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.