Threatened Species & Ecological Communities

Please note the law governing threatened species and ecological communities changed in August 2017 and this fact sheet is out of date. It will be updated shortly.

This fact sheet explains the various legal protections for threatened species in NSW and Australia. It describes the frameworks that regulate impacts on threatened species, including nomination, listing, protection and enforcement, and identifies the authorities involved in both listing threatened species and monitoring and enforcing breaches of threatened species law.

This fact sheet will be useful for people who want to know what the legal protections for threatened species are at both a state and national level. It will also be useful for people who are concerned about breaches of threatened species law.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Commonwealth Threatened Species Law, Protecting Native Animals and Plants, Protected Areas, BioBanking, Biodiversity Assessments