Saving NSW threatened species
Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Over the last 200 years, more than 100 animal and plant species have become extinct. In NSW alone there are close to 1000 animal and plant species at risk of extinction.
Saving our Species is the NSW Government’s program to secure as many of these species as possible in the wild for the next 100 years. The program commits to spending more money on threatened species more efficiently. It sets a clear management framework to determine priorities between species and to plan the most effective recovery actions that will secure the species in the wild.
A new initiative under the program is the innovative Reintroducing locally extinct mammals initiative. Under the project, mammals currently extinct in the wild in NSW will be reintroduced to the state's national parks.
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Page last updated: 02 September 2015