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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Environment >> Biodiversity >> Threatened species

Between 2001 and 2003, heightened levels of research activity resulted in an increase in the number of species registered as threatened. However, research in 2003 revealed that in the Northern Slopes Bioregion two invertebrate species were no longer classified as threatened and in the Central Highlands one invertebrate species was no longer classified as threatened.

As at May 2003, the greatest number of species that were classified vulnerable, rare or endangered were in the South East Bioregion of Tasmania, for which 342 threatened species were listed, an increase of 42 since 2001.

In 2003, the highest number of threatened invertebrate species was recorded in the Northern Slopes Bioregion (25). The Flinders Bioregion had the greatest number of threatened vertebrate species (27). The South East Bioregion had the highest number of threatened lower plant species (9) and vascular plant species (296).


THREATENED SPECIES, Tasmanian Bioregions
Invertebrates
Vertebrates
Lower plants
Vascular plants
Total species


Bioregion(a)(b)

no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

King
2001
13
14
na
104
131
2003
14
20
2
115
151
Northern Slopes
2001
27
14
na
109
150
2003
25
18
-
116
159
Flinders
2001
8
20
na
198
226
2003
9
27
-
215
251
West
2001
21
13
na
94
128
2003
22
17
1
84
124
Central Highlands
2001
18
8
na
125
151
2003
17
13
2
118
150
Northern Midlands
2001
13
7
na
164
184
2003
13
10
4
179
206
Ben Lomond
2001
13
10
na
143
166
2003
14
15
1
138
168
Southern Ranges
2001
17
11
na
130
158
2003
17
15
1
119
152
South East
2001
14
16
na
270
300
2003
17
20
9
296
342

- nil or rounded to zero
na not available
(a) Refer to the Map of Tasmanian Bioregions that relate to these data.
(b) Species may inhabit more than one bioregion; therefore it is not appropriate to deduce state totals from these data.
(c) Data available as at April 2001 and May 2003.
(d) Numbers have increased for 2003 because of increased surveys, the number of new listing of species and correction of data during 2001 and 2003.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


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