Comments on this listing assessment closed 18 May 2018. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views about:
- the eligibility of Philotheca sporadica (Kogan waxflower) for listing as Endangered on the EPBC Act threatened species list; or
- the necessary conservation actions for the species.
Philotheca sporadica (Kogan waxflower) is currently listed as Vulnerable and was being considered by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) for delisting, following a public nomination received in 2015. A draft assessment was undertaken in 2017, including a public consultation period between 29 November 2017 and 24 January 2018. The Committee considered the information in that assessment, including a recommendation that the Kogan waxflower is eligible for listing as Endangered. The Committee has subsequently recommended a further consultation period, to ensure all interested parties are able to provide comment on the proposed uplisting.
Anyone may nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing or delisting under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) or for a transfer of an item already on the list to a new listing category. The Committee undertakes the assessment of species to determine eligibility for inclusion in the list of threatened species and provides its recommendation to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Energy.
How can I get involved?
Read the consultation document
Consultation Document on Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Philotheca sporadica (Kogan waxflower) (PDF - 159.65 KB)
Consultation Document on Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Philotheca sporadica (Kogan waxflower) (DOCX - 97.39 KB)
Send your comments
The views of experts, stakeholders and the general public are welcome. Responses can be provided by any interested person.
Responses must be submitted by 18 May 2018.
Responses to are to be provided in writing either by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
or by mail to:
Terrestrial Threatened Species Section
Biodiversity Conservation Division
Department of the Environment and Energy
PO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Committee for the purposes outlined above.