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. Under the program, the Government has funded the innovative Reintroducing locally extinct mammals. Under the project, mammals currently extinct in the wild in NSW will be reintroduced to the State's national parks.


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Explore the threatened species, ecological communities and populations of New South Wales.

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Find out about threatened species conservation projects in your area.

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Page last updated: 13 April 2014