The criteria for declaring a species as vulnerable are if:
- its population is decreasing because of threatening processes, or
- its population has been seriously depleted and its protection is not secured, or
- its population, while abundant, is at risk because of threatening processes, or
- its population is low or localised or depends on limited habitat that is at risk because of threatening processes.
The Governor in Council may classify a species as vulnerable 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 vulnerable 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 vulnerable 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