Iconic species

Iconic species are important socially, culturally and economically, and the community expects them to be effectively managed and protected.

In 2017-18, Saving our Species has allocated $2 million to implement actions for the following six iconic species:

  • brush-tailed rock-wallaby
  • koala
  • southern corroboree frog
  • malleefowl
  • Wollemi pine
  • plains-wanderer.

Projects have been prepared based on existing recovery plans and consultation with experts. More information about each project can be found in the links below.

Information on iconic species and actions to recover them


The plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) is now an iconic threatened species in NSW

Learn more about the plains-wanderer

A conservation project is currently under development.

Watch a video