WA announces new biodiversity regulations


The Western Australian government has announced publication in the Government Gazette of the Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018.

The government says that the new Act and regulations will provide comprehensive protection for the state’s biodiversity, and will replace the Wildlife Conservation Act of 1950.

The Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 provide the licensing arrangements for activities involving the State's fauna and flora.

"The new Act will provide for listing of threatened species, specially protected species, threatened ecological communities, key threatening processes and critical habitat, as well as for recovery plans and other modern features of biodiversity legislation,” State Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said.

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