Threatened Species Strategy Discussion Paper

​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) is developing a new Threatened Species Strategy to guide Tasmania’s actions to support our plants and animals to survive in the wild.  

This Discussion Paper is the first step in a comprehensive process to develop a new Strategy. In developing the new Strategy we will consider how we can improve knowledge and tools, and understand emerging threats including climate change, invasive species and new diseases.

NRE Tas encourages you to have your say on how Tasmania can protect, recover, and value our threatened species now and into the future. Opportunity for feedback on this first stage is open for public consultation until 5 pm, Friday 22 December 2023. 

To guide your submission questions appear throughout the Discussion Paper and also below as survey questions. ​​​​​​

Nearly 700 species of native plants and animals in Tasmania are listed as threatened under the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 (the Act). The Strategy is required by law and will help us achieve the objectives of the Act. The current Threatened Species Strategy​ has been in place for more than 20 years. 

​The new Strategy will:

  • ensure decisions are evidence-based and informed by contemporary science; 
  • allow for adaptive responses to the risks associated with climate change and other threatening processes;
  • foster collective ownership, collaboration, and participation from all sectors of the community;
  • complement national and international approaches to threatened species conservation;
  • encourage partnerships with other organisations and governments to produce tangible long-term outcomes; and
  • explore options for resourcing conservation initiatives.

One option for feedback is to use the below survey – each question is from within the discussion paper. 

Or you can email your response to the questions and other feedback to:

Or post feedback to: Threatened Species Strategy Discussion Paper, Environment Strategic Business Unit, NRE Tas, GPO Box 44, Hobart 7001.

Your feedback will be treated as a public document unless you indicate that all or any part of your feedback is confidential. Your feedback may be published in full or included in a published summary report of submissions. 

Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009. Such requests, including determining whether information is exempt from release, will be handled in accordance with provisions of the Act.​

​Download the discussion paper:

 Threatened Species Strategy for Tasmania - Discussion Paper (PDF 1Mb)​

The Survey below uses questions from within the discussion paper. Please provide feedback before 5 pm, Friday 22 December 2023​. There will be further opportunity for meetings and discussions in early 2024. 

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What work are you or your organisation undertaking, or planning to undertake, that aligns with the proposed objectives, and strategic priorities and what opportunities are there for your organisation to partner to deliver priorities over the next 5-10 years?



Threatened Species Strategy

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GPO Box 44,
Hobart, TAS, 7000.
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