Superb Parrot in the news - Conservation Status

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Superb Parrot in the news - Conservation Status
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:18:58 +1000
Hi Peter,

The order of "seriousness" of classifications is:

No concern
Least threatened
Critcally Endangered

I believe vulnerable is something along the lines of "likely to go extinct
without active protection of populations and habitat".  Higher
classifications are more likely to require direct intervention such as
habitat restoration or captive breeding to avoid extinction.


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Peter Shute <> 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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> To: michael norris; Birding-Aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Superb Parrot in the news - Conservation Status
> The definition of 'vulnerable' under the EPBC Act is in Sub-section 179 (5)
>        A native species is eligible to be included in the vulnerable
> category at a particular time if, at that time:
>        (a)     it is not critically endangered or endangered; and
>        (b)     it is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the
> medium term future, as determined in accordance with the prescribed
> criteria.
> The prescribed criteria are in Regulation 7.01.  Links to the Act and the
> Regulations may be found here
> Regards
> Frank Antram
> -----Original message-----
> From: "michael norris" 
> Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 09:17:58 +1000
> To: "Birding-Aus" 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Superb Parrot in the news - Conservation Status
> > What does 'Vulnerable' mean these days?
> >
> > Please, someone, give us the precise definitions of the status of
> > threatened species in the EPBC Act or the URL for the orders which
> > contain the criteria.
> >
> > Best wishes
> >
> > Michael Norris
> >
> > 37° 59' S  145° 0' E
> >

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