Submission to draft terms of reference for threatened species commissioner – Apr 2014

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The Invasive Species Council believes that there are compelling reasons for the terms of reference for the Threatened Species Commissioner to be broadened to encompass actions relevant to invasive species, the main reason for endangerment of Australia’s vertebrates, particularly mammals, frogs and fish, and island biota; and a major factor for the majority of threatened species and ecological communities.

In this submission we provide background information that explains the scale of the impact by invasive species on threatened species and ecological communities and we suggest recommended changes to the terms of reference for the Threatened Species Commissioner.

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