Superb Parrot in the news - Conservation Status

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Superb Parrot in the news - Conservation Status
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:06:34 +1000

Under the Commonwealth Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 vulnerable is defined so : "a species is vulnerable at a particular time if, within the next 25 years, the species is likely to become endangered unless the circumstances and factors threatening its abundance, survival or evolutionary development cease to operate".

You can look up the whole of the Act and its definitions at:


Carl Clifford

On 12/05/2009, at 3:51 PM, Peter wrote:

So is "vulnerable" better or worse than "endangered"? I was assuming it was better, in which case I would have said it was "facing a high risk of becoming endangered" rather than "extinct". Their wording makes me think Im wrong, and that it's worse than "endangered".

Peter Shute


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