NCA Status is the classification of wildlife according to the Nature Conservation Act (1992)

Code Description
NCA Status Codes and Descriptions
PE Extinct in the wild wildlife
CE Critically endangered wildlife
E Endangered wildlife
V Vulnerable wildlife
NT Near threatened wildlife
SL Special least concern wildlife
C Least concern wildlife

EPBC Status is the classification of wildlife according to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999)

Code Description
EPBC Status Codes and Descriptions
EX Extinct
CE Critically endangered
E Endangered
V Vulnerable
CD Conservation dependent
- Not listed

View the IUCN Redlist Categories and Criteria [in pdf format (628KB)]

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Back on Track (BoT) species prioritisation framework is an initiative of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) that prioritises Queensland's native species (marine, terrestrial and aquatic species of flora and fauna) to guide their conservation, management and recovery.

The framework is designed to prioritise all species, regardless of their current classification under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) or the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC). Species are prioritised using multiple criteria, to allow the identification of species that are under threat, and those which have the greatest chance of recovery. Back on Track also identifies threats to priority species and actions to address threats, and also encourages multi-species or landscape level approaches to conserve and recover species.

Based on the following paper: Marsh, H, Dennis, A, Hines, H, Kutt, A, McDonald, K, Weber, E, Williams, S & Winter, J 2007, 'Optimizing allocation of management resources for wildlife', Conservation Biology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 387-99.


Code Description
BoT Status Codes and Descriptions
C Critical
H High
M Medium
L Low
DD Data Deficient
- Not listed
Code Description
Captive Holding Codes and Descriptions
A Held in Australasian institutions
I Held in international institutions
- Not held in captive animal institutions