Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata)

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, 11 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
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Shannon Creek Priority Management SiteActive Clarence Valley 
Green Gully Priority Management SiteActive Walcha 
Warrumbungles/Mt Kaputar Priority Management SiteActive Warrumbungle 
Barnard River Priority Management SiteActive Mid-Coast 
Big Yango Priority Management SiteActive Cessnock, Hawkesbury 
Watagans Priority Management SiteActive Central Coast, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie 
Wolgan Priority Management SiteActive Lithgow 
Captive Breeding Priority Management SiteActive Central Coast 
Jenolan Caves Priority Management SiteActive Lithgow, Oberon 
Nattai Priority Management SiteActive Wingecarribee 

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

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