Threatened Species and other Nominations

The Scientific Committee of the ACT is consulting the public on nominations of the loss of native hollow-bearing trees as a ‘Key Threatening Process’.

Threatened species, ecological communities and threatening processes are environmentally significant and it is important to assess their conservation status and protect them if necessary. The loss of native hollow-bearing trees in the ACT have been nominated to the Scientific Committee under the Nature Conservation Act 2014.

The loss of native hollow-bearing trees is significant because hollows are home to native birds and other animals that may be threatened if there are not enough trees with this critical habitat. The Conservation Council ACT Region, Friends of Grasslands, Australian Native Plant Society Canberra Region, Canberra Ornithologists Group and the Field Naturalists Association of Canberra nominated the loss of native hollow-bearing trees to the key threatening processes list.

Consultation for this nominations will provide additional evidence and information that can be used to support the nominations, or provide comments on the adequacy of information in the nominations. Following consultation, the Scientific Committee will decide whether to recommend them to the Minister for the Environment for listing.

The Scientific Committee advises the ACT Government in relation to nature conservation, on the listing of threatened species and processes and the development and review of action plans for the conservation of the species, ecological communities and processes.

Written submission are welcome and can be sent to:

Scientific Committee
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
GPO Box 158, CANBERRA ACT 2601
Email: epsddcomms@act.gov.au

The nomination is available for inspection during business hours at Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson.

Submissions may only be given during the public consultation period. The consultation is open until 9 June 2017.

Threatening Species Nomination – Native Hollow Bearing Trees

Nature Conservation (Loss of Native Hollow-bearing Trees Nomination) Public Consultation Notice 2017