08 May 2009

EPBC LISTING NOMINATIONS: Public Comment, Cumberland Plain Woodlands EPBC Act Nomination

The Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage & the Arts and the Threatened Species Scientific Committee are currently assessing a nomination to uplist the Cumberland Plain Woodlands ecological community from endangered to critically endangered under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Further work is required before the Threatened Species Scientific Committee is in a position to provide the Minister with sound scientific advice on whether or not the ecological community qualifies for uplisting under the Act. The nomination is currently available for public comment. The Department welcomes views from experts, stakeholders and the wider community on the nomination to further inform its nomination assessment process. The public comment period closes on 18 May 2009.

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