Conservation advice and EPBC Act listing assessment for Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped Hammerhead)
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views and supporting reasons in relation to:
- the eligibility of the Scalloped Hammerhead for inclusion on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) threatened species list (noting the species is currently listed in the Conservation Dependent category); and
- The necessary conservation actions for the species.
In order for the EPBC Act list of threatened species to be seen as the authoritative list for the country, it is important that it reflect the true state of the Australian biota. The views of Traditional Owners, 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 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.
It should be noted that inclusion of the Scalloped Hammerhead in the Conservation Dependent category may be considered by the Committee. However, it is first necessary to establish if the species is eligible for one of the other threatened categories (Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered), and then to determine whether the species’ management is sufficient to allow listing as Conservation Dependent. The draft conservation advice addresses only the eligibility for threatened listing while the accompanying consultation questions provide the opportunity for stakeholders to provide input into how management may be designed if a Conservation Dependent listing is considered.
How can I get involved?
Read the consultation documents
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped Hammerhead)(PDF - 3.66 MB)
Consultation on Species Listing Eligibility and Conservation Actions Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped Hammerhead) (DOCX - 2.38 MB)
Send your comments
Responses to are to be provided in writing either by email to: email@example.com
or by mail to:
Marine and Freshwater Species Conservation Section
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Biodiversity Conservation Division
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
PO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Responses are required to be submitted by 10 December 2021.
Further, the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have agreed to share threatened species assessment documentation (including comments) to ensure that all States and Territories have access to the same documentation when making a decision on the status of a potentially threatened species. This is also known as the ‘common assessment method’. As a result, any personal information that you have provided in connection with your comments may be shared between Commonwealth, State or Territory government entities to assist with their assessment processes.