Process for determining the wildlife category for each species listed under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) co-ordinates the process for species to be listed under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA). The Species Technical Committee (STC) assesses applications submitted by members of the public, external and government scientists.
The STC assesses the information contained in the nomination form to determine which of the following wildlife categories should be applied to the species: extinct in the wild, endangered, vulnerable, near threatened or least concern.
The STC progressively assesses the categories (view guidelines) assigned to Queensland wildlife - in conjunction with various scientific experts - to ensure they remain current. Once assessed, the Governor in Council may approve the proposed wildlife categories by amending the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006 in accordance with the NCA.
Nominations that have been submitted to EHP to propose a new category for a species of Queensland wildlife are available on request. To request a copy of nomination that has been made for a particular species, please send an email to SpeciesTechnical.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make a nomination for a species to be assigned to a particular wildlife category
- Request a copy of a nomination for a particular species by emailing SpeciesTechnical.email@example.com
- View the criteria considered by the STC for the following categories: extinct in the wild, endangered, vulnerable, near threatened and least concern
- View the STC’s guidelines for assigning different classes to the recognisable taxon within a species
- View recent changes to the classification of Queensland Wildlife
- View a list of wildlife and their status under the NCA for particular areas
- View the essential habitat for a species listed under the NCA for particular areas