Threatened fauna of Australia

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Threatened fauna of Australia are those species and subspecies of birds, fish, frogs, insects, mammals, molluscs, crustaceans and reptiles to be found in Australia that are in danger of becoming extinct. This list is the list proclaimed under the Australian federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The classifications are based on those used by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), however IUCN and Australian rankings do differ.

A Gouldian Finch, a bird classified as Endangered on the list of threatened fauna of Australia.

Extinct in the wild[edit]

1 fish is listed as extinct in the wild.

Critically endangered[edit]

4 mammals, 6 birds, 2 reptile, 3 fish and 5 other species are listed as critically endangered.

Invertebrates[edit]

Fish[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Birds[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Endangered[edit]

34 mammals, 38 birds, 11 reptiles, 18 frogs, 16 fishes and 11 other species are listed as endangered.

Invertebrates[edit]

Fish[edit]

This exceptionally large Macquarie perch was caught on a lure (visible in the picture) and was carefully released.

Amphibians[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Birds[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Vulnerable[edit]

Invertebrates[edit]

Fish[edit]

Frogs[edit]

Growling grass frog.

Reptiles[edit]

Ornamental Snake (Denisonia maculata).

Birds[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Conservation Dependent[edit]

Four fish and one mammal are conservation dependent.

Fish[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Threatened species legislation[edit]

Federal threatened species legislation[edit]

Refer to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) and Regulations.

State threatened species legislation[edit]

Threatened species in Australia are protected (or affected by) by four main types of legislation:

  • Protected areas legislation (e.g., National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW))
  • Threatened species legislation (e.g. Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW))
  • Native vegetation conservation laws
  • Fisheries legislation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Threatened Fauna". EPBC Act. Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Retrieved 16 May 2011.