Conservation Status changes gazetted on 5 May 2016

To: Dr Mark Carey <>
Subject: Conservation Status changes gazetted on 5 May 2016
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Sat, 7 May 2016 12:11:45 +0000
G’day Mark

If you look at the departmental website, you will see that there are 49 species 
gazetted on the 5th of May.  That is where the number quoted by the Guardian 
comes from.  I cannot say what the changes are that led to their listing.

On 7 May 2016, at 7:28 pm, Dr Mark Carey <> wrote:

> Hi Laurie
> I don't understand where the number 49 comes from? Albatrosses are already 
> listed under the EPBC Act as threatened species. From memory most were listed 
> in 2000 and have a current recovery plan. The link in the article shows 
> there's just been an update to their scientific name. Swift Parrot is also 
> already listed as a threatened species and has now moved from endangered to 
> critically endangered. In my view they're hardly 'new additions' to the 
> threatened species list. Did ACF get it wrong?
> Grateful for further advice. Regards, Mark
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 7 May 2016, at 1:13 PM, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
>> see 
>>  for a discussion
>> see 
>>  for the list
>> The birds include
>> Amytornis dorotheae (Carpentarian Grasswren)    Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Calidris canutus (Red Knot, Knot)    Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot)    Critically Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sand Plover, Large Sand Plover)    
>> Vulnerable    05-May-2016
>> Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sand Plover, Mongolian Plover)    Endangered    
>> 05-May-2016
>> Diomedea amsterdamensis (Amsterdam Albatross)    Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Diomedea antipodensis (Antipodean Albatross)    Vulnerable    05-May-2016
>> Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni (Gibson's Albatross)    Vulnerable    
>> 05-May-2016
>> Diomedea dabbenena (Tristan Albatross)    Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Diomedea epomophora (sensu stricto) (Southern Royal Albatross)    Vulnerable 
>>    05-May-2016
>> Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)    Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot)    Transfer from Endangered to Critically 
>> Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Limosa lapponica baueri (Bar-tailed Godwit (baueri), Western Alaskan 
>> Bar-tailed Godwit)    Vulnerable    05-May-2016
>> Limosa lapponica menzbieri (Bar-tailed Godwit (menzbieri), Northern Siberian 
>> Bar-tailed Godwit)    Critically Endangered    05-May-2016
>> Petroica multicolor (Norfolk Island Robin)    Vulnerable    05-May-2016
>> Thalassarche impavida (Campbell Albatross, Campbell Black-browed Albatross)  
>>   Vulnerable    05-May-2016
>> Thalassarche salvini (Salvin's Albatross)    Vulnerable    05-May-2016
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