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Vulnerable

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 a list of vulnerable animals and plants in Queensland.

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Last updated
16 November 2016