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Question Without Notice No. 517 asked in the Legislative Council on 27 June 2018 by Hon Rick Mazza

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

NATIVE SPECIES — EXTINCTION
      517. Hon RICK MAZZA to the Minister for Environment:
      (1) How many native plant species in Western Australia are known to have become extinct in the period 2011–2016?
      (2) In the period 2011–2016, how many new native plant species have been added to the flora database for Western Australia?
      (3) How many native mammal species are believed to have become extinct in Western Australia over the last 50 years?
      (4) How many native bird species are believed to have become extinct in Western Australia over the last 50 years?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
(1) Zero.
(2) During 2011–2016, 604 native plant species were added to the WA census.
(3)–(4) Zero.