Changes made to wildlife categories on 26 July 2012

The Scientific Technical Committee (STC) has assessed the status of 24 species of plants in accordance with the requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 as well as best practice international species reclassification guidelines. The STC has recommended the reclassification of these species to reflect current scientific knowledge (see table below).

Reclassification of 24 species of plants
Taxon Wildlife class prior to 26 July 2012 Current wildlife class Reason for change
Acacia fleckeri near threatened least concern 1
Acacia gittinsii near threatened least concern 1
Acacia jackesiana near threatened least concern 1
Allocasuarina filidens near threatened vulnerable 1
Asplenium athertonense near threatened least concern 1
Asplenium excisum near threatened least concern 1
Austrobuxus swainii near threatened least concern 1
Capparis batianoffii near threatened vulnerable 1
Choricarpia subargentea near threatened least concern 1
Commersonia perkinsiana least concern endangered 2
Cyathea baileyana near threatened least concern 1
Dichanthium setosum near threatened least concern 1
Endiandra introrsa near threatened not protected 1
Gonocarpus urceolatus vulnerable least concern 1
Gossia bamagensis near threatened least concern 1
Gossia lewisensis near threatened least concern 1
Gossia lucida near threatened least concern 1
Gossia macilwraithensis near threatened least concern 1
Leptospermum barneyense least concern vulnerable 1
Pandorea baileyana near threatened least concern 1
Pneumatopteris pennigera near threatened endangered 1
Ricinocarpos canianus least concern endangered 2
Sarcotoechia villosa near threatened least concern 1
Zieria montana least concern vulnerable 1
Legend and aids to interpretation
ReferenceAid to interpretation
Extinct in the wild (X) See decision criteria
Endangered (E) See decision criteria
Critically endangered (CE)See decision criteria
Vulnerable (V) See decision criteria
Near threatened (NT) See decision criteria
Least concern (LC) See decision criteria
Basis for decision 1 Better knowledge of population size and/or extent and/or threats - The category is proposed because recent surveys, scientific studies or specimen collections have established a more accurate description of the distribution, population size and structure or threats to the taxon.
Basis for decision 2 Taxonomic change - This category results from name changes; for example, two formerly separate species are now recognised as one species; a restricted species or subspecies is now recognised as part of widely occurring species; or the species is newly described in the taxonomic literature.
Basis for decision 3 Equivalence with EPBC - The proposed category is equivalent to the category applied under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999. The equivalent listing of the species can assist in its management for conservation.
Basis for decision 4 Evidence of real decline in populations and/or distributions - The proposed category is recommended because recent surveys or scientific studies have established a recent decline (that is, a decline that has occurred in the last 10 years or last three generations) in the population size and structure and / or distribution of the taxon.
Basis for decision 5 Rediscovered in the wild - A new category is recommended for a taxon because the taxon was thought to be extinct in the wild but recent studies, observations or collections have established that it is persisting in the wild.

Queensland threatened species listing

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