Glossary

Atlas of NSW Wildlife

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage's database of flora and fauna records. Further information on the Atlas

CAPAD

Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database: 9,717 terrestrial protected areas covering 103,291,216 ha (13.4 per cent) of the Australian landmass. Protected areas are classified according to reservation type designations as follows: National Park (NP), State Conservation Area (SCA), Nature Reserve (NR), Protected Area (PA), Flora Reserve (FLR), Coordinated Conservation Area Zone 1 (CCAZ1), Coordinated Conservation Area Zone 3 (CCAZ3), Recreation Park (RP). Further information on CAPAD

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)

The Australian Government's central piece of environmental legislation that provides for the protection and management of nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places (defined under the Act as matters of national environmental significance). Under the Act, threatened species and ecological communities can be listed as Conservation dependent, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered, Extinct in wild or Extinct. Further information on the EPBC Act

Family

Family names were taken directly from the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) and were current at the time of listing.

IBRA Region

The Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia (IBRA) classifies Australia's landscapes into large geographically distinct bioregions based on common climate, geology, landform, native vegetation and species information. Information on IBRA region for each species or community is derived from the listing of the species or community on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW).

Key threatening process

A process can be listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) as a key threatening process if it adversely affects threatened species, populations or ecological communities, or could cause species, populations or ecological communities that are not threatened to become threatened.

LGA

Local Government Areas: areas within Australia over which incorporated local governing bodies have responsibility. Information on LGA for each species or community is derived from the listing of the species or community on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW).

LLS

NSW Local Land Service. There are 11 Local Land Service regions within NSW whose mission is to provide publicly-funded biosecurity, natural resources management and agricultural advisory services.

New South Wales Scientific Committee

An independent committee of scientists appointed by the Minister. The NSW Scientific Committee is responsible for deciding which species, populations and communities should be listed as threatened by extinction in New South Wales. Further information on the NSW Scientific Committee

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

The New South Wales Government agency that works to protect and conserve the NSW environment, including the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage and built heritage, and manages NSW national parks and reserves. Further information on the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage profiles

Profiles of threatened species and ecological communities available through the Office of Environment and Heritage website. (Example species profile)

NSW Scientific Committee Determination

The NSW Scientific Committee makes Determinations about the species, populations, communities and key threatening processes that are listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW). View all NSW Scientific Committee Final Determinations

Saving our Species management stream

As part of the NSW Government's Saving our Species program, threatened species have been allocated to one of six management streams depending on their distribution, ecology, security, and what is known about them. The six management streams are: Site-managed species, Iconic species, Data-deficient species, Landscape-managed species, Partnership species and Keep watch species.

Saving our Species program

The New South Wales Government's conservation program that aims to maximise the number of threatened species that can be secured in the wild in NSW for 100 years. Threatened species are allocated to one of six management streams and prioritised for management action. Further information on the Saving our Species program

Site-managed species

One of the six management streams under the NSW Government's Saving our Species conservation program. Site-managed species are those best managed by carrying out targeted conservation projects on specific sites. Further information on the site-managed species management stream

Species

Species name as it appears on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW).

Threat status

Listing of species or community as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW).

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW) (TSC Act)

Legislation that provides for the conservation of threatened species, populations and ecological communities of animals and plants in NSW (the Act does not generally apply to fish). Further information on the TSC Act

Threatened Species Conservation Regulation 2010 (NSW)

Prescribes the criteria for the listing of critically endangered species, endangered species, vulnerable species, endangered populations, critically endangered ecological communities, endangered ecological communities and vulnerable ecological communities under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

Year of gazettal

Year that the NSW Scientific Committee Determination was made to list a species or ecological community as threatened on the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW).

Environmental Data

Table 1: Climate variables used in environmental data
Variable Unit Description
Mean diurnal range ° C The mean of all the monthly diurnal temperature ranges. Each monthly diurnal range is the difference between that month's maximum and minimum temperature.
Annual precipitation mm The sum of all the monthly precipitation estimates.
Annual mean temperature °C The mean of all the weekly mean temperatures. Each weekly mean temperature is the mean of that week's maximum and minimum temperature.
Max temp of warmest month °C The highest temperature of any monthly maximum temperature.
Min temp of coldest month °C The lowest temperature of any monthly minimum temperature.
Temperature annual range °C The difference between the maximum temperature of the warmest month and the minimum temperature of coldest month.
Aridity index The ratio of mean annual precipitation to mean annual potential evapotranspiration, where higher values represent regions of greater humidity (i.e., lower aridity). Values of AI < 0.5 are considered indicative of arid conditions.
Table 2: Soil variables used in niche breadth calculations
Variable Unit Description
Available water capacity % Available water capacity computed for each of the specified depth increments
Clay % < 2 um mass fraction of the < 2 mm soil material determined using the pipette method
Depth of regolith m Depth to hard rock. Depth is inclusive of all regolith.
Depth of soil m Depth of soil profile (A & B horizons)
Total nitrogen % Total nitrogen
Total phosphorous % Total phosphorus
Silt % 2-20 um mass fraction of the < 2 mm soil material determined using the pipette method
Sand % 20 um - 2 mm mass fraction of the < 2 mm soil material determined using the pipette method
Organic carbon % Mass fraction of carbon by weight in the < 2 mm soil material as determined by dry combustion at 900° C