The Australian Government, and each Australian state and territory, has legislation protecting flora and fauna, and each uses its own classifications for conservation status. The ALA displays all the classifications along with those of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. For more information see Conservation Status related data sets

Conservation status codes

The ALA applies an icon on a species page if that species has a conservation status under Commonwealth or state legislation, or is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.


See ALA data sets for a list of the codes used in the ALA.