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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 on 3 December 2016[2] due to the inability for the Act to meet the requirements for modern conservation standards. However, the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 is still listed as Current[1] and has not yet been repealed.

The Act is supplemented periodically by Notices, which are lists of species subject to protection under the Act, e.g. 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".

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  1. ^ a b "Western Australian Legislation - Wildlife Conservation Act 1950". www.legislation.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016". Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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