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dc.contributor.authorMajer, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorMawson, P. R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:49:13Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:49:13Z
dc.date.created2010-08-12T04:05:51Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.date.submitted2010-08-12
dc.identifier.citationMawson, P. R. & J. D. Majer (1999). The Western Australian Threatened Species Committee: lessons from invertebrates. ). The Other 99%. The Conservation and Biodiversity of Invertebrates. Transactions of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman. 369-373.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/25598
dc.description.abstract

The Western Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee was formed in 1997 following the disbanding of separate flora and fauna committees. Its role is to advise the Minister for the Environment on the listing of threatened and specially protected flora and fauna under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950, and to advise the Minister on the ranking of threatened flora and fauna according to internationally accepted (IUCN) guidelines. The current committee comprises nine members, two of whom are invertebrate biologists.Thirty-three invertebrate species are currently listed as "rare or likely to become extinct", and one is listed as "presumed extinct" (CALM 1998). A further five taxa are listed as "protected fauna" under the provisions of a close season notice (CALM 1994) which restricts collecting, except under licence. This paper reviews some of the procedures that are followed when considering organisms for listing. It focuses on those invertebrates that have been considered for listing and highlights trends in the procedures, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the system.

dc.titleThe Western Australian Threatened Species Committee: lessons from invertebrates
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.startPage369
dcterms.source.endPage373
curtin.digitool.pid144184
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Reference Number: #BC37

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curtin.facultySchool of Agriculture and Environment
curtin.facultyDepartment of Environmental Biology
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering


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