Nature conservation

Threatened species

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 and maintain its conservation status under the BC Act. The SoS strategy also aims to engage local communities in the species' conservation and to 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 NSW Government and other program partners, where feasible, cost-effective and beneficial management actions can be undertaken. Currently, 7 management sites have been identified for this threatened species.

Management sites

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Site nameSite typeStatusLocal government area (LGA)
Goonoo Priority management siteActive Dubbo Regional, Gilgandra, Warrumbungle 
Nymagee Priority management siteActive Bogan, Cobar 
Western Plains Zoo Priority management siteProposed Dubbo Regional 
Central Mallee Priority management siteActive Carrathool, Cobar 
Scotia Mallee Priority management siteActive Unincorporated - Far West Area, Wentworth 
North Yalgogrin Contributing site (other)Proposed Bland 
Mallee Cliffs Contributing site (funding opportunity)Proposed Balranald, Wentworth 

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

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