Threatened species


The extinction crisis in Australia's cities and towns

This report details the little-known prevalence of nationally listed threatened plants and animals in 99 of Australia’s biggest cities and towns. It also documents how much forest and woodland habitat for these same threatened species has been destroyed between 2000 and 2017 under Australia’s failing...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Australia have one of the 'highest loss of species anywhere in the world'?

Greens leader Richard Di Natale says it is important that endangered species be considered by the Federal Courts when approving coal mining projects, claiming Australia has "one of the highest loss of species anywhere in the world".

Predator free 2050 5-year action plan

This document outlines how New Zealand plans to become predator free by 2050. The action plan focuses on the work required over the next 5 years (2020–2025) and outlines key near-term outcomes within the six pathways.

This is what climate change looks like

This report finds it is not just Australia's favourite animals, but our favourite places that are suffering as a result of climate change, including Kakadu National Park, where rising sea levels are affecting freshwater wetlands.

Australia’s faunal extinction crisis: interim report

This interim report is focussed on the effectiveness of the EPBC Act as a legislative framework for managing the Australian environment, rather than its implementation. The committee recognises that evidence canvassed serious shortcomings with the implementation of the Act and other related areas, such as...

Decentralising the protection of Australian threatened species

Environmental law in Australia has not only been expanding but also becoming more centralised. This paper emphasises one aspect of environmental law - the listing and protection of threatened species - and analyses potential reform directions.

Population structure and dispersal of the spiny lobster (Panulirus ornatus) across the Indo-West Pacific

Panulirus ornatus is a highly-valued tropical spiny lobster species with an extensive Indo- West Pacific distribution, ranging from the east coast of Africa through to the central Pacific Islands. The species is intensively fished throughout its range to supply a rapidly growing Asian seafood market...

Enhancing larval survival and re-introduction techniques for Tridacnidae (giant clams): Reversing a path toward extinction

Mariculture interest in the Tridacnidae family of giant clams has increased in response to economic and nutritional opportunities, but also in response to increasing reports of local extinctions as a result of over-harvesting, pollution, and habitat degradation. Key impediments to culturing giant clams for stock...

Australian species and climate change

Drawing on research conducted by the Climate Change Ecology Group at Macquarie University, this report finds that climate change is likely to have a negative impact on Australian species, with some already experiencing its effects. Almost 40 per cent of mammal extinctions globally in the...

The conservation and protection of national threatened species and ecological communities

Australia is home to more than one million species of plants and animals,manyofwhicharefoundnowhereelseonEarth.About85percentof Australia’s flowering plants, 84 per cent of its mammals, 89 per cent of its reptiles, 93 per cent of its frogs, 45 per cent of its birds and 85 per cent of...