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The Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 is an act of the Western Australian Parliament that provides the statute relating to conservation and legal protection of flora and fauna. [1] It was replaced by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (WA) on 3 December 2016, [2] and finally repealed as of 1 January 2019 when the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 became current. [1] [3]

The Act was supplemented periodically by Notices, which are lists of species subject to protection under the Act, for example the Wildlife Conservation (Specially Protected Fauna) Notice 2008(2). The lists are arranged in Schedules according to level of vulnerability. Schedule 1 is "Fauna that is rare or is likely to become extinct" or "Extant [flora] taxa"; Schedule 2 is "Fauna presumed to be extinct" or [Flora] "Taxa presumed to be extinct".[ citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Wildlife Conservation Act 1950". Western Australian Legislation. 5 January 1951. Retrieved 28 June 2020. CC BY icon.svg Text was copied from this source, which is available under a Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.
  2. ^ "Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016". Western Australian Legislation. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Biodiversity Conservation Act and Regulations | Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions". Retrieved 20 April 2020.

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