Conservation and the Western Australian flora
Under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950, the Minister for Environment may declare species of flora to be specially protected if they are considered to be in danger of extinction, rare or otherwise in need of special protection. Schedules 1 to 3 of the Wildlife Conservation (Rare Flora) Notice under the Act deal with those that are threatened (critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable respectively) and Schedule 4 those that are presumed extinct.
A summary and definition of the Conservation Codes applied to plants in Western Australia may be found on our Threatened species and communities page.
Click on a bioregion acronym (e.g. “GSD”) or province name in the map below to retrieve a listing of the conservation taxa in that area.
See the primer on WA’s IBRA regions for further information.