Protecting Native Animals & Plants

Please note the law governing native plants and animals changed in August 2017 and this fact sheet is out of date. It will be updated shortly.

This fact sheet explains the legal protections for native animals and plants in NSW. It describes the frameworks that regulate impacts on native animals and plants and identifies the relevant decision-makers and enforcement authorities.

This fact sheet will be useful for people who want to know what the legal protections for native animals and plants are at a state level. It will also be useful for people who come into contact with native animals and plants and people who are concerned about breaches of environmental law.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Protected Areas, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, BioBanking, Biodiversity Assessments