Comments on this listing assessment closed 30 April 2020. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Comment on listing assessment
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views and supporting reasons in relation to the eligibility of two species assessed by the New South Wales Government using the Common Assessment Method for inclusion on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) threatened species list:
- Conservation Assessment of Rhodamnia rubescens (PDF - 402.51 KB) – proposed listing as Critically Endangered
- Conservation Assessment of Rhodomyrtus psidioides (PDF - 367.38 KB) – proposed listing as Critically Endangered
- the necessary conservation actions for the above species.
Anyone may nominate a native species, ecological community or key threatening process for listing, transfer to a new category, or deletion from the threatened species list under the EPBC Act. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) undertakes the assessment of species to determine eligibility for inclusion on the list of threatened species and provides its recommendation to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment.
Please note that these assessments were prepared prior to the 2019/20 bushfires which affected many species across Australia. While the impacts on these species are yet to be fully understood, the Committee has determined that the proposed threat category is unlikely to change as a result of these events. The Committee is therefore proceeding with the assessment process under the EPBC Act, including public consultation and advice to the Minister for the Environment on the inclusion of these species in an appropriate threat category on the national list of threatened species. The Committee will review the Conservation Advice for these species once further information on bushfire impacts and appropriate recovery actions becomes available.
How can I get involved?
Read the consultation document
Consultation Document on Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - 2 species found in New South Wales and Queensland (PDF - 41.36 KB)
Consultation Document on Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions - 2 species found in New South Wales and Queensland (DOCX - 36.75 KB)
Send your comments
The views of experts, stakeholders and the general public are welcome. Responses can be provided by any interested person.
Responses are required to be submitted by 30 April 2020.
Responses are to be provided in writing either by email to: email@example.com
or by mail to:
Species Information and Policy Section
Biodiversity Conservation Division
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
PO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601