(includes notesheets, listing statements, and recovery plans)
|Vascular Plants |
(Dicotyledons, Monocotyledons, Gymnosperms and Ferns, sorted in alphabetical order by scientific name)
(Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish)
(Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, Liverwort)
(Worms, Spiders, Crustacea, Butterflies/Moths, Caddisflies, Beetles, Snails, Starfish)
More than 650 species of plant and animal are currently threatened in Tasmania and are listed on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995.
List of Tasmanian threatened species - as at 21 December 2022 (XLS 206Kb)
Summary of completed TSPA changes since 2016 (PDF 237Kb)
summary of current nominations and pending changes to the TSPA (PDF 157Kb)
Threatened species are classified into three levels in Tasmania to reflect their risk of extinction. These are endangered, vulnerable or rare. Definitions of these terms are outlined in our What These Terms Mean web page.
More information on Tasmania's approach to conserving Tasmania's threatened species can be obtained from the Threatened Species Strategy.
Notesheets are prepared as a precursor to a Listing Statement and Recovery Plan to provide general information about a threatened species such as threats, identification and distribution. Notesheets for threatened flora can be viewed via the table above. For similar information on threatened fauna species, see the Threatened Fauna Handbook. (Please note that the information contained in this publication may be out of date).
Listing Statements are required by legislation for all listed species. They are brief, A4 size documents providing distributional and biological data, recovery program information, actions carried out, actions required and illustrations. The quickest and most readily obtainable advice on threats and management of a particular species will be provided in Listing Statements. Listing Statements are used in place of Recovery Plans where the required recovery actions do not warrant preparation of a full recovery plan. Listing Statements can be viewed via the table above.
Species requiring individual long-term strategies or requiring complex planned management may be managed under a Recovery Plan with actions identified for several years. Recovery Plans will usually be prepared detailing the actions required for the recovery and long term security of one or more species or ecological communities for a period of five years. They will also usually detail the funds required to carry out these actions. View the full list of Recovery Plans.