Threatened Species Scientific Committee
The establishment of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee is provided for under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The EPBC Act also sets out the functions of the Committee. These include advising the Minister on the amendment and updating of lists for threatened species, threatened ecological communities, and key threatening processes together with the making or adoption of recovery plans and threat abatement plans.
Advice to Minister
- For Threatened Species Scientific Committee listing advices on threatened species, ecological communities and key threatening processes please refer to the Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT).
- Advice on the presence of hybrids in listed ecological communities
Ecological communities: a way forward
A workshop was held in September 2004 by the Department of the Environment and Heritage and the Threatened Species Scientific Committee to bring scientists and other experts from across Australia together to examine how to best define and assess Threatened Ecological Communities for listing under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Contact the Committee
Threatened Species Scientific Committee Secretariat
c/- Species Information and Policy Section
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: +61 2 6274 1052 / +61 2 6274 1943
For details on how to nominate a native species, ecological community or key threatening process for listing, please read more about nominations and the listing process.