Saving our Species fact sheets

Explore these fact sheets on some of NSW's threatened species and find out how you can act to secure their future.

Bellinger River snapping turtle

The Bellingen River snapping turtle is only found in a 60-kilometre stretch of the Bellinger River in Northern NSW.

  • 15 Sep 2020

Buttercup doubletail (Diuris aequalis)

The buttercup doubletail is an endangered, terrestrial orchid found in forests and woodlands near the Great Dividing Range on the NSW Southern and Central tablelands.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Denman pomaderris

The Denman pomaderris is only found in a ridgeline near Denman in the upper Hunter Valley.

  • 22 Oct 2020

Giant dragonfly fact sheet

In New South Wales, the giant dragonfly is distributed in patches of peat swamp habitats, many of which are threatened.

  • 13 Feb 2020

Glossy black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami)

The glossy black-cockatoo is the smallest of the black cockatoos.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus)

In the words of Charles Darwin, the long-nosed potoroo is "an animal, as big as a rabbit, but with the figure of a kangaroo”.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Manning yellow solanum fact sheet

The Manning yellow solanum (Solanum sulphureum) is an endangered perennial shrub, with known populations confined to lowland rainforest and wet sclerophyll areas in the Taree – Wingham region, on the mid north coast of New South Wales.

  • 13 Feb 2020

Merimbula star-hair (Astrotricha sp. wallagaraugh)

The Merimbula star-hair is a single or multi-stemmed shrub growing up to 1 metre tall, though occasionally taller.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Nielsen Park she oak fact sheet

In 1986 a new species of plant was discovered in Nielsen Park, Sydney Harbour National Park, and was named the Nielsen Park she-oak.

  • 13 Feb 2020

Scarlet robin (Petroica boodang)

The gorgeous scarlet robin is a small insectivorous bird, 13 cm long, and is one of Australia’s three red-breasted robins.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Small purple-pea (Swainsona recta)

The small purple-pea is a slender, erect perennial herb that grows to around 30 cm tall.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)

The spotted-tailed quoll, or tiger quoll, is mainland Australia's largest carnivorous marsupial.

  • 12 Oct 2020

Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii)

The stunning superb parrot is a bright green parrot with a long, narrow tail, sharply back-angled wings and an aerodynamic body for fast flight.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Tumut grevillea (Grevillea wilkinsonii)

The Tumut grevillea is a large spreading shrub that grows up to 2.5 m tall.

  • 01 Aug 2018

Villous Mint bush fact sheet

Villous mint-bush grows in sclerophyll forest and shrubland on coastal headlands and near coastal ranges, chiefly on sandstone, and rocky slopes near the sea.

  • 13 Feb 2020