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.


Retrieve a complete listing of the conservation taxa for Western Australia.


Generate a customised listing of conservation taxa using the advanced search form.


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.

Map of IBRA Regions
This map displays the bioregions defined in Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia 5.1. Elsewhere in FloraBase we use IBRA 6.1.


See the primer on WA’s IBRA regions for further information.

Northern Eremaean Southwest Northern Kimberley Victoria Bonaparte Central Kimberley Dampierland Ord-Victoria Plains Tanami Great Sandy Desert Pilbara Carnarvon Gascoyne Little Sandy Desert Gibson Desert Central Ranges Yalgoo Murchison Great Victoria Desert Coolgardie Nullarbor Hampton Geraldton Sandplains Avon Wheatbelt Mallee Swan Coastal Plain Jarrah Forest Warren Esperance Plains