This manual provides guidelines on how to use the New Zealand Threat Classification System, and outlines the processes by which candidate taxa and informal entities will be listed. This classification system is due for review in 2018, or sooner as needs dictate.

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By Andrew J. Townsend, Peter J. de Lange, Clinton A.J. Duffy, Colin M. Miskelly, Janice Molloy and David A. Norton.


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The revised NZ Threat Classification System (PDF, 174K)

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