Nature conservation

Threatened species

Saving our Species (SoS) strategies

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Threatened species, populations, ecological communities or key threatening processes

Key management sites

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Site nameThreatened speciesLocal government area (LGA)StatusSite type
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South-east Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes)   ActivePriority management site
South-western corner Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes)   ActivePriority management site
Nungatta Plateau - South East Forest National Park Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes)   ActivePriority management site
South East Forests National Park - Victorian border area Long-footed Potoroo (Potorous longipes)   ActivePriority management site
Northern NSW Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Richmond Valley, Tweed  ActivePriority management site
Northern NSW Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Richmond Valley, Tweed  ActivePriority management site
Northern New South Wales Ranges Black-striped Wallaby (Macropus dorsalis) Gwydir, Narrabri, Moree Plains  ActivePriority management site
South east NSW Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) Bayside, Bega Valley, Central Coast, Eurobodalla, Georges River, Hornsby, Kiama, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Randwick, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Unincorporated, Waverley, Wollongong, Woollahra  ActivePriority management site
South east NSW New Zealand Fur-seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) Bayside, Bega Valley, Central Coast, Eurobodalla, Georges River, Hornsby, Kiama, Lake Macquarie, Mid-Coast, Mosman, Newcastle, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Port Stephens, Randwick, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Unincorporated, Waverley, Wollongong, Woollahra  ActivePriority management site
South east NSW Australian Fur-seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) Bayside, Bega Valley, Central Coast, Eurobodalla, Georges River, Hornsby, Kiama, Lake Macquarie, Mid-Coast, Mosman, Newcastle, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Port Stephens, Randwick, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Unincorporated, Waverley, Wollongong, Woollahra  ActivePriority management site

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Common nameScientific nameSpecies type
Pindari WattleAcacia acrionastesShrubs
Yetman WattleAcacia jucundaShrubs
Mallee Golden WattleAcacia notabilisShrubs
LancewoodAcacia petraeaTrees
Creek WattleAcacia rivalisShrubs
AcalyphaAcalypha eremorumShrubs
Aponogeton queenslandicusAponogeton queenslandicusAquatic Plants
Australian BustardArdeotis australisBirds
Lesser Creeping FernArthropteris palisotiiFerns and Cycads
WomaAspidites ramsayiReptiles
Zigzag Velvet GeckoAmalosia rhombiferReptiles
Narrow-leafed BumbleCapparis loranthifolia var. loranthifoliaTrees
Swamp She-oakCasuarina obesaShrubs
Swamp FoxgloveCentranthera cochinchinensisHerbs and Forbs
Hoary Wattled BatChalinolobus nigrogriseusBats
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. pseudovelleaCheilanthes sieberi subsp. pseudovelleaFerns and Cycads
Giant IronwoodBackhousia subargenteaTrees
Bluebush DaisyCratystylis conocephalaShrubs
Green Bird FlowerCrotalaria cunninghamiiShrubs
Wedgesnout CtenotusCtenotus brooksiReptiles
Smooth TuckerooCupaniopsis serrataTrees
Cyclodomorphus venustusCyclodomorphus venustusReptiles
Water NutgrassCyperus aquatilisHerbs and Forbs
Cyperus conicusCyperus conicusHerbs and Forbs
a whip snakeDemansia rimicolaReptiles
Dentella minutissimaDentella minutissimaHerbs and Forbs
Creeping Tick-trefoilDesmodium campylocaulonHerbs and Forbs
Eastern Fat-tailed GeckoDiplodactylus platyurusReptiles
Dipteracanthus australasicus subsp. corynothecusDipteracanthus australasicus subsp. corynothecusHerbs and Forbs
Brilliant HopbushDodonaea microzyga var. microzygaShrubs
Desert HopbushDodonaea stenozygaShrubs
Basket FernDrynaria rigidulaFerns and Cycads
Dysphania plantaginellaDysphania plantaginellaHerbs and Forbs
Dysphania platycarpaDysphania platycarpaHerbs and Forbs
BardickEchiopsis curtaReptiles
Lemon-scented GrassElionurus citreusHerbs and Forbs
Koonamore DaisyErodiophyllum elderiHerbs and Forbs
Squatter Pigeon (southern subspecies)Geophaps scripta scriptaBirds
Purple-crowned LorikeetGlossopsitta porphyrocephalaBirds
Western GoodeniaGoodenia occidentalisHerbs and Forbs
BrolgaGrus rubicundaBirds
Desert Cow-VineIpomoea diamantinensisHerbs and Forbs
Silky Cow-VineIpomoea polymorphaHerbs and Forbs
Fleshy MinuriaKippistia suaedifoliaShrubs
Pink Velvet BushLasiopetalum behriiShrubs
Bristly Shield FernLastreopsis hispidaFerns and Cycads
Forrest's MouseLeggadina forrestiRodents
Button ImmortelleLeptorhynchos waitziaHerbs and Forbs
Yellow-tailed Plain SliderLerista xanthuraReptiles
Stimson's PythonAntaresia stimsoniReptiles
Purple-gaped HoneyeaterLichenostomus cratitiusBirds
Mangrove HoneyeaterLichenostomus fasciogularisBirds
Broad-billed SandpiperLimicola falcinellusBirds
Black-eared MinerManorina melanotisBirds
Pygmy Bishop's HatMitrasacme pygmaeaHerbs and Forbs
Northern Free-tailed BatOzimops lumsdenaeBats
Painted Burrowing FrogNeobatrachus pictusAmphibians
Orange-bellied ParrotNeophema chrysogasterBirds
Scarlet-chested ParrotNeophema splendidaBirds
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianusBirds
Smooth-leaved PlumNiemeyera chartaceaTrees
Dusky Hopping-mouseNotomys fuscusRodents
Eastern Tube-nosed BatNyctimene robinsoniBats
Eastern Long-eared BatNyctophilus bifaxBats
Flock BronzewingPhaps histrionicaBirds
Thyme Rice-FlowerPimelea serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifoliaShrubs
Common PlanigalePlanigale maculataMarsupials
Braid FernPlatyzoma microphyllumFerns and Cycads
Polycarpaea spirostylis subsp. glabraPolycarpaea spirostylis subsp. glabraHerbs and Forbs
Oval-leafed PseudanthusPseudanthus ovalifoliusShrubs
Bolam's MousePseudomys bolamiRodents
Sandy Inland MousePseudomys hermannsburgensisRodents
Ringed Brown SnakePseudonaja modestaReptiles
Flat Fork FernPsilotum complanatumFerns and Cycads
Interior Blind SnakeRamphotyphlops endoterusReptiles
Long-haired RatRattus villosissimusRodents
Bitter QuandongSantalum murrayanumShrubs
Shrub SidaSida rohlenaeHerbs and Forbs
Stackhousia clementiiStackhousia clementiiHerbs and Forbs
Violet Swainson-PeaSwainsona adenophyllaHerbs and Forbs
Bladder SennaSwainsona colutoidesHerbs and Forbs
Yellow-Keeled SwainsonaSwainsona flavicarinataHerbs and Forbs
Common Blossom-batSyconycteris australisBats
Tall BonefruitThrelkeldia inchoataShrubs
Centralian Blue-tongued LizardTiliqua multifasciataReptiles
Tinospora VineTinospora smilacinaEpiphytes and Climbers
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chlorisBirds
Black-breasted Button-quailTurnix melanogasterBirds
Hidden VioletViola cleistogamoidesHerbs and Forbs
Leopard CtenotusCtenotus pantherinus ocelliferReptiles
Crowned GeckoLucasium stenodactylumReptiles
Fan FlowerScaevola collarisShrubs
New Zealand Fur-sealArctocephalus forsteriMarine Mammals
Australian Fur-sealArctocephalus pusillus doriferusMarine Mammals
Blue WhaleBalaenoptera musculusMarine Mammals
DugongDugong dugonMarine Mammals
Southern Right WhaleEubalaena australisMarine Mammals
Humpback WhaleMegaptera novaeangliaeMarine Mammals
Sperm WhalePhyseter macrocephalusMarine Mammals
Red-backed Button-quailTurnix maculosusBirds
Yellow GumEucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. pruinosaTrees
Tephrosia filipesTephrosia filipesShrubs
KultarrAntechinomys lanigerMarsupials
SanderlingCalidris albaBirds
Loggerhead TurtleCaretta carettaReptiles
Western Pygmy PossumCercartetus concinnusMarsupials
Leatherback TurtleDermochelys coriaceaReptiles
Jewelled GeckoStrophurus elderiReptiles
Black-necked StorkEphippiorhynchus asiaticusBirds
Red GoshawkErythrotriorchis radiatusBirds
Black-breasted BuzzardHamirostra melanosternonBirds
Southern Hairy-nosed WombatLasiorhinus latifronsMarsupials
White-eared MonarchCarterornis leucotisBirds
Pink RobinPetroica rodinogasterBirds
Delicate MousePseudomys delicatulusRodents
Superb Fruit-DovePtilinopus superbusBirds
Green TurtleChelonia mydasReptiles
Antipodean AlbatrossDiomedea antipodensisBirds
Wandering AlbatrossDiomedea exulansBirds
Gibson's AlbatrossDiomedea gibsoniBirds
Southern Giant PetrelMacronectes giganteusBirds
Northern Giant-PetrelMacronectes halliBirds
Sooty AlbatrossPhoebetria fuscaBirds
Shy AlbatrossThalassarche cautaBirds
Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisBirds
Dwarf Bush-peaPultenaea humilisShrubs
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (coastal subspecies)Calyptorhynchus banksii banksiiBirds
Rufous FieldwrenCalamanthus campestrisBirds
Mallee Slender Blue-tongue LizardCyclodomorphus melanops elongatusReptiles
Marble-faced DelmaDelma australisReptiles
Tangled BedstrawGalium australeHerbs and Forbs
Alpine GreenhoodPterostylis alpinaOrchids
Australian SaltgrassDistichlis distichophyllaHerbs and Forbs
Fraser's Screw FernLindsaea fraseriFerns and Cycads
Cameron's TarennaTriflorensia cameroniiTrees
Western Blue-tongued LizardTiliqua occipitalisReptiles
Pale-vented Bush-henAmaurornis moluccanaBirds
Pink Nodding OrchidGeodorum densiflorumOrchids
Slender GreenhoodPterostylis foliataOrchids
Long-footed PotorooPotorous longipesMarsupials
Black-striped WallabyMacropus dorsalisMarsupials
Magpie GooseAnseranas semipalmataBirds