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.

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

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

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

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.

  • 01 Aug 2018

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