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Threatened fauna of Australia

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

1 fish is listed as extinct in the wild.

Critically endangered

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

Invertebrates

Fish

Reptiles

Birds

Mammals

Endangered

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

Invertebrates

Fish

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

Amphibians

Reptiles

Birds

Mammals

Vulnerable

Invertebrates

Fish

The red handfish

Frogs

Growling grass frog

Reptiles

Ornamental snake (Denisonia maculata).

Birds

Mammals

Conservation dependent

Four fish and one mammal are conservation dependent.

Fish

Mammals

Threatened species legislation

Federal threatened species legislation

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

State threatened species legislation

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

References

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