Caladenia porphyrea, Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven, Corunastylis insignis and Thelymitra adorata

Nomination to list as endangered and critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
December 2013


Invitation to comment

On behalf of the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Australian Government Department of the Environment is undertaking public consultation on the assessment of the Caladenia porphyrea (magenta orchid), Corunastylis sp. Charmhaven (NSW896673) (Wyong midge orchid 2), Corunastylis insignis (Wyong midge-orchid 1) and Thelymitra adorata (Wyong sun orchid) for listing under the EPBC Act.

The Committee welcomes the views of experts, stakeholders and the general public on nominations to further inform its nomination assessment process.

You are invited to provide your views and to supply supporting information about:

  1. whether the orchid species listed above are eligible to be listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and your reasons supporting those views; and
  2. the necessary conservation actions for the species.

To assist with the Committee’s assessment, the Committee has identified a series of questions on which it seeks your guidance. These are contained in the consultation guide provided above.

Responses to this consultation will be provided in full to the Minister for the Environment.

The period of consultation closes on 31 January 2014.

Responses are to be provided in writing to:




The Director
Terrestrial Species Conservation Section
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601

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