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The Western Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee(TSSC) and Threatened Ecological Communities Scienctific Committee (TECSC) meet at least annually to consider nominations to list or delist, or to change the threat ranking of listed threatened species and ecological communities.

The public is invited to submit nominations to amend the current threatened species ( plants and animals) and ecological communities lists. Nominations may be forwarded at any time to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ministerial Guidelines:

The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 provides a statutory basis for the listing of threatened species, specially protected species, extinct species, threatened ecological communities, collapsed ecological communities, critical habitat and key threatening processes.

While the Act provides the broader criteria for listing the above, the Ministerial Guidelines provide further details on the criteria and procedures that apply.

Ministerial Guideline No. 1 provides more detail on the procedures that can be used by members of the community to nominate a species, ecological community or threatening process for listing as a threatened species, threatened ecological community or key threatening process.

The listing process:

  1. The public is invited to submit nominations to add, delete, or to change the threat ranking of species, ecological communities or key threatening processes.
  2. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee and Threatened Ecological Communities Scienctific Committee meet to review the nominations and makes recommendations to the Minister for Environment.
  3. The Minister for Environment endorses or rejects the nominations.
  4. The threatened species and ecological community lists are updated and published in the Western Australia Government Gazette.
  5. The threatened species and ecological community lists are made available on the department's threatened plants, threatened animals, and threatened ecological communities webpages.

Threatened Species Scientific Committee meetings are usually held near the end of the first quarter of the calendar year. The closing date for nominations for committee meetings is the last Friday of January that year.The Threatened Ecological Communities Scienctific Committee meetings are usually held in May and October.

Current listing of threatened species and ecological communities

Species nomination form and guidelines

Ecological Communities nomination form

 

Key threatened Processes nomination form

 

Nominations currently being considered:

The following nominations have been received for consideration at the next scheduled meeting of the scientific committees or are being considered by the Minister for Environment subsequent to that meeting. Note; this list is being continually updated as nominations are submitted.

Submitted nominations will be reviewed in accordance with the Ministerial Guidelines and for species, a common assessment method for assessing and listing threatened species which has been established between the Commonwealth and State Governments. The common assessment method is consistent with the best practice standards set by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and will ensure that efforts by all Governments to protect species will be targeted at those species in the greatest need of protection.

Successful WA species nominations will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy for amendments to the National Threatened Species List under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999.

The public is invited to submit information, on any of the species or ecological communities nominated below that might assist in the assessment of the conservation status or management of the species or ecological community.  When species or ecological communities are first nominated, they will be shown below without a link to the actual nomination form.  Information unlikely to be known to the Department, or relevant comments, may be provided at this time by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Once a nomination has been verified as meeting the requirements of the Ministerial Guidelines, a hyperlink will be inserted linking to the nomination form enabling comments to be provided on the detail provided in the form.  Members of the public may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request notification when the nomination form is available for comment.

At the conclusion of the assessment process, once the Minister’s decision is available, the tables below will be updated to show the outcome of the assessment process.

Nominations under consideration
Name Current status Nominated status Reason for nomination Outcome