Re: Endangered species (Vict.)

To: Bob & Sadhana Cook <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Re: Endangered species (Vict.)
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 11:42:35 +1000
Bob & Sadhana Cook wrote:
The difference in classifications between jurisdictions, etc. is quite interesting.  How does the Freckled Duck feel about this variety of classifications and is there any attempt to get a common, agreed conservation status?  What is the relationship between the EA classification and "Garnett 1992"?

Hi Bob

Garnett & Crowley (2000) - The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - is the latest published source for national conservation status of birds.  In that the Freckled Duck is considered to belong in the IUCN category "Least Concern" at national level.

The listings under the Commonwealth/Federal EPBC Act 1999 are broadly consistent with Garnett & Crowley, but not entirely.  There are a few more that might be eligible for EPBC listing, and I understand a few are under consideration at the moment.

It's entirely logical that the national and state lists would regard birds differently, because a number of species which are either/both rare or threatened in Victoria for example might be much more abundant and or secure when the national population is considered.  The IUCN criteria can be applied at various levels - global down to bioregion (or even municipality) - and provide a fairly useful standardised means of assessment for jurisdictions of varying level. 


Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology
Ecology Australia Pty. Ltd.
Flora and Fauna Consultants
88B Station Street
FAIRFIELD VIC 3078 Australia
E-mail: m("","lconole");">
Ph: (03) 9489 4191; Mob: (0419) 588 993
Fax: (03) 9481 7679
ABN 83 006 757 142

NOTE: This message may contain privileged and/or confidential information intended for addressees only.  Please do not copy or forward without permission.
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU