Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) You are invited to provide your views and supporting reasons related to: 1) 2) the eligibility of Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) for inclusion on the EPBC Act threatened species list in the Endangered category; and the necessary conservation actions for the above species. The purpose of this consultation document is to elicit additional information to better understand the status of the species and help inform on conservation actions and further planning. As such, the below draft assessment should be considered to be tentative as it may change following responses to this consultation process. Evidence provided by experts, stakeholders and the general public are welcome. Responses can be provided by any interested person. Anyone may nominate a native species, ecological community or threatening process for listing under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) or for a transfer of an item already on the list to a new listing category. The Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) undertakes the assessment of species to determine eligibility for inclusion in the list of threatened species and provides its recommendation to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment. Responses are to be provided in writing by email to: [email protected] please include “Koala-Listing” in Subject field. or by mail to: The Director Bushfire Affected Species Assessments Section Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment John Gorton Building, King Edward Terrace GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Responses are required to be submitted by 30 July 2021. Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) Conservation Advice Contents of this information package General background information about listing threatened species Information about this consultation process Consultation questions specific to the assessment Information about the species and its eligibility for listing Conservation actions for the species Listing assessment References cited General background information about listing threatened species The Australian Government helps protect species at risk of extinction by listing them as threatened under Part 13 of the EPBC Act. Once listed under the EPBC Act, the species becomes a Matter of National Environmental Significance (MNES) and must be protected from significant impacts through the assessment and approval provisions of the EPBC Act. More information about threatened species is available on the department’s website at: Public nominations to list threatened species under the EPBC Act are received annually by the department. In order to determine if a species is eligible for listing as threatened under the EPBC Act, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) undertakes a rigorous scientific assessment of its status to determine if the species is eligible for listing against a set of criteria. These criteria are available on the Department’s website at: As part of the assessment process, the Committee consults with the public and stakeholders to obtain specific details about the species, as well as advice on what conservation actions might be appropriate. Information provided through the consultation process is considered by the Committee in its assessment. The Committee provides its advice on the assessment (together with comments received) to the Minister regarding the eligibility of the species for listing under a particular category and what conservation actions might be appropriate. The Minister decides to add, or not to add, the species to the list of threatened species under the EPBC Act. More detailed information about the listing process is at: To promote the recovery of listed threatened species and ecological communities, conservation advices and where required, recovery plans are made or adopted in accordance with Part 13 of the EPBC Act. Conservation advices provide guidance at the time of listing on known threats and priority recovery actions that can be undertaken at a local and regional level. Recovery plans describe key threats and identify specific recovery

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