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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 September 2019 at 21:17)
Part 4 Division 2 Section 4.6
4.6   Specific eligibility criteria for listing extinct species, species extinct in the wild and collapsed ecological communities
(1)  A species is eligible to be listed as an extinct species at a particular time if, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee, there is no reasonable doubt that the last member of the species in Australia has died.
(2)  A species is eligible to be listed as a species extinct in the wild at a particular time if, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee:
(a)  it is known only to survive in Australia in cultivation, in captivity or as a naturalised population well outside its past range, or
(b)  it has not been recorded in its known or expected habitat in Australia, despite targeted surveys, over a time frame appropriate, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee, to its life cycle and form.
(3)  If, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee, a species is extinct or extinct in the wild in New South Wales but not Australia, it is to note that fact in a listing of the species in Schedule 1.
(4)  An ecological community is eligible to be listed as a collapsed ecological community at a particular time if, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee, all occurrences of the ecological community have moved outside the natural range of spatial and temporal variability in terms of its composition, structure or function.