The criteria for declaring a species as endangered are if:
- there have not been thorough searches conducted for the wildlife and the wildlife has not been seen in the wild over a period that is appropriate for the life cycle or form of the wildlife; or
- the habitat or distribution of the wildlife has been reduced to an extent that the wildlife may be in danger of extinction; or
- the population size of the wildlife has declined, or is likely to decline, to an extent that the wildlife may be in danger of extinction; or
- the survival of the wildlife in the wild is unlikely if a threatening process continues.
The Governor in Council may classify a species as endangered by amending the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2006 where the above criteria under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) have been met.
- View recent changes to the classification of Queensland wildlife
- Make a nomination for a species to be assigned to the endangered wildlife category
- View Attachment B of the nomination form to see the criteria considered by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s Species Technical Committee when assigning a species to the endangered wildlife category
- View a list of wildlife and their categories under the NCA for particular areas
- View the essential habitat for a species listed under the NCA for particular areas