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 is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


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).  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.  Both annual trend and trend since the 2004 baseline has been completed for each species, shown using the following symbols:

Lead Agency

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources