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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 10 March 2017 to date (accessed 26 April 2017 at 06:32)
Part 2 Introductory note
Introductory note.
 This Part provides for the identification, and classification, of the species, populations and ecological communities with which this Act is concerned. It also provides for the identification of key threatening processes that are most likely to jeopardise the survival of those species, populations and ecological communities. To this end, this Part provides for the listing:
•  in Schedule 1, of endangered species, endangered populations and ecological communities and species that are presumed to be extinct, and
•  in Schedule 1A, of critically endangered species and ecological communities, and
•  in Schedule 2, of vulnerable species and vulnerable ecological communities, and
•  in Schedule 3, of key threatening processes.
The initial lists of threatened species, that is, species that are endangered, presumed extinct or vulnerable are contained in this Act on its commencement. Responsibility for inserting lists of critically endangered species, endangered populations, endangered and critically endangered ecological communities and threatening processes, and for adding items to, omitting items from or amending items in the lists of threatened species, populations and ecological communities and threatening processes rests with the Scientific Committee.
Division 1 makes provision with respect to Schedules 1–3 that are to contain lists of the species, populations and ecological communities and key threatening processes with which this Act is concerned.
Division 2 deals with eligibility for listing.
Division 3 describes the process by which the items may be added to or omitted from lists and by which items in lists may be amended, and makes provision for public participation in that process.
Division 4 describes the process by which species that are endangered or critically endangered may be listed provisionally in Schedule 1 or 1A, on an emergency basis, before the formal listing process described in Division 3 has been undertaken or completed, and makes provision for public participation in that process.
Division 5 describes the process by which certain minor amendments may be made to Schedules 1–3.
Offences relating to the harming of threatened species, populations and ecological communities (being animals) and the picking of threatened species, populations and ecological communities (being plants) are contained in the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.