South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


69. Lose no species:

Lose no native species as a result of human impacts

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

To measure progress towards this target, the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) developed a set of 20 indicator species, representing a wide range of threatened species from a variety of South Australian habitats. 

The 20 indicators include five species of threatened flora (plants) and 15 threatened fauna (animals).  A baseline condition was established for each species in 2004. Each year an assessment is made of trends in the condition of each species, taking into account factors such as population size, distribution, the amount of native habitat and food sources, and predator numbers (detail of the assessment can be found on the website).  Trends since the 2004 baseline indicate improvement for four species, decline for six species and steady or no movement for the remaining ten species.


Lead Agency

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources