The Western Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) and Threatened Ecological Communities Scientific Committee (TECSC) meet at least annually to consider nominations to amend the lists of threatened species and threatened ecological communities.

The public is invited to submit nominations to amend (listing, delisting or category change) 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..

Closing date for nominations to be considered at the next TSSC meeting is 30 November 2019.

Note that the closing date is earlier than in previous years due to new requirements under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

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 or ecological community for listing as a threatened species or threatened ecological community.

The listing process:

  1. The public is invited to submit nominations to add, delete, or to change the threat status of species or ecological communities.
  2. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC) and Threatened Ecological Communities Scientific Committee (TECSC) meet to review the nominations and make 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 nomination outcome will be provided in the table below and the nominator will be notified.
  6. 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 in April.

Threatened Ecological Communities Scientific Committee meetings are usually held in May and October.

Current lists of threatened species and ecological communities

Species nomination form and guidelines

Ecological Communities nomination form

 

Nominations currently being considered:

Nominations to be considered at the next TSSC meeting will be listed below and available for a 6-week public consultation period after the submission closing date.

Nominations listed in the table below have been considered by the TSSC in 2019 and the outcome is pending.

Copies of nominations available for public comment can be requested via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The public is invited to submit information on any of the species or ecological communities nominated that might assist in the assessment of the conservation status or management of the species or ecological community. Information unlikely to be known to the department, or relevant comments, may be provided by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 considered in 2019
Name Current status Nominated status Outcome
Banksia prionophylla Priority 1 Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
 
Calytrix viscida  Priority 1 Endangered
B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
 
Conostephium sp. Cascades (R. Bruhn 24/899CAS) Priority 1 Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v); C2a(i,ii); D
 
Darwinia divisa Keighery & N.G.Marchant Priority 1 Extinct  
Eucalyptus rhomboidea Priority 4 Endangered
B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
 
Leucopogon sp. Manypeaks (A.S. George 6488) Priority 1 Endangered
B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v); C1
 
Ptilotus sericostachyus subsp. roseus (Moq.) Benl Priority 1 Extinct  
Thelymitra magnifica Priority 1 Critically Endangered
C1+2a(i)
 
Eucalyptus mooreana Vulnerable
D1
Priority 4  
Seringia exastia Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
None  
Acacia prismifolia Extinct Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
 
Atriplex yeelirrie Vulnerable
A3d
Endangered
B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
 
Conospermum galeatum Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii,iv)+2ab(iii,iv); D
Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
 
Synaphea stenoloba Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Endangered
B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v)
 
Tetratheca erubescens Vulnerable
D2
Critically Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)  
Trithuria occidentalis Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
 
Eremophila nivea Critically Endangered
A2c; B1+2c
Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii,iv,v)
 
Gastrolobium argyrotrichum Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii,iv)+2ab(iii,iv); C2a(i)
Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
 
Melaleuca sp. Wanneroo (G.J. Keighery 16705) Endangered
B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C1
Endangered
B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
 
Ctenophorus nguyarna
(Lake Disappointment Dragon)
Priority 1 Endangered
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
 
Diplodactylus fulleri
(Lake Disappointment Ground Gecko)
Priority 1 Critically Endangered
B1ab(iii)
 
Chaeropus yirratji
(northern pig-footed bandicoot, Yirratji)
None Extinct  
Zaglossus bruijnii
(western long-beaked echidna)
Extinct None  
Lerista praefrontalis
(Yampi Sandslider)
Vulnerable
D2
Priority 1