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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION REGULATIONS 2000 - REG 7.01

Criteria for listing threatened species

                   For section 179 of the Act, a native species is in the critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable category if it meets any of the criteria for the category mentioned in the following table:

 

Item

Criterion

Category

Critically endangered

Endangered

Vulnerable

1

It has undergone, is suspected to have undergone or is likely to undergo in the immediate future:

a very severe reduction in numbers

a severe reduction in numbers

a substantial reduction in numbers

2

Its geographic distribution is precarious for the survival of the species and is:

very restricted

restricted

limited

3

The estimated total number of mature individuals is:

very low

low

limited

 

and:

 

 

 

 

(a) evidence suggests that the number will continue to decline at:

a very high rate

a high rate

a substantial rate

 

or

 

 

 

 

(b) the number is likely to continue to decline and its geographic distribution is:

precarious for its survival

precarious for its survival

precarious for its survival

4

The estimated total number of mature individuals is:

extremely low

very low

low

5

The probability of its extinction in the wild is at least:

50% in the immediate future

20% in the near future

10% in the medium-term future

Note:          The Scientific Committee is to advise the Minister on the amendment and updating of the list of critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable species--see Act, paragraph 503(b).



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