That is an interesting point and you may well be
correct in interpreting the rules for nomination and I am content to agree.
However if we suddenly had a record of a Paradise Parrot or to be less extreme:
a Plains-wanderer, Bustard, Brolga or Mallee-fowl or discovered a new colony of
Mountain Pygmy Possums or Corroboree Frogs, then even though numbers could be
shown to be increasing from a prior zero or close to it, would not such species
still be eligible for nomination as locally endangered or vulnerable native
species (if they are not already). Yes I know this is being devil's
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