Conservation and the Western Australian flora
Under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, the Minister for the Environment may declare species of flora to be protected if they are considered to be in danger of extinction, rare or otherwise in need of special protection. Schedules 1 and 2 of the Biodiversity Conservation (Rare Flora) Notice under the Act deal with those that are threatened and those that are presumed extinct, respectively. The Act replaces the outdated Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 and Sandalwood Act 1929.
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.