Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata)



Saving our Species strategy

This species has been assigned to the Iconic species management stream under the Saving our Species (SoS) program.

Justification for allocation to this management stream

This species has been selected for the iconic management stream based on high levels of community engagement and interest.

Conservation status

Management objectives

The SoS strategy aims to secure the species in the wild in NSW for 100 years, engage local communities in its conservation, and encourage the NSW community to identify with it as a flagship for threatened species conservation.

Species sightings and management sites across NSW

How will this species be managed?

Key management sites for this threatened species are being identified by the Office of Environment and Heritage and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial to the threatened species. Currently, 7 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
Goonoo Management SiteActive Gilgandra, Warrumbungle, Western Plains Regional 
Nymagee Management SiteActive Bogan, Cobar 
Western Plains Zoo Management SiteProposed Western Plains Regional 
Central Mallee Management SiteActive Carrathool, Cobar 
Scotia Mallee Management SiteActive Unincorporated Far West Region, Wentworth 
North Yalgogrin Management SiteActive Bland 
Mallee Cliffs Management SiteActive Balranald, Wentworth 

Are you or is someone you know doing conservation work for this species or in this area?

Contact us to tell us about the work. Your input will help us evaluate the status of threatened species and provide a broader picture of conservation work across NSW.