What are threatened species?

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) provides for the listing of taxa (genera, species, subspecies, varieties) and communities of flora and fauna that are threatened and in decline as a result of actions such as the removal of habitat. Threatened species have a statutory listing under the FFG Act which affords a species legal protection.

Statutory Listing under FFG Act

In addition, threatened species are listed under advisory lists (invertebrate fauna, vertebrate fauna, and plants) which provide detail of the conservation status of species in a way that is not currently provided for by statutory mechanisms.

Conservation Status - Victoria (Advisory List)