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THREATENED SPECIES OF THE NORTHERN RIVERS


The North-east of NSW is a highly diverse region which supports a huge variety of animals and plants of which over 370 species, populations and ecological communities are in decline or under threat of extinction, according to the NPWS.
The main reason for this being that it is a highly modified landscape which has been affected by human activity through urban & rural development, landclearing, forestry, fire/burning off,  firewood collection,  clearing of fallen branches, leaf litter and understorey plants from beneath trees, debris, alteration of natural flow regimes of rivers, streams floodplains & wetlands, pollution of creeks and the accumulation of agricultural herbicide and pesticide residues and the introduction of invasive plants including exotic vines, scramblers, lantana & pasture grasses.

Other Key Threatening processes include:


Bushrock removal, Beak & Feather disease in parrots, Chytrid in Frogs, Phytophthora infection in plants, Entanglement in fences/nets etc, Climate Change, grazing/invasion by ferral rabbits, goats, honeybees, canetoads, rats, cats & foxes,
 The result being the loss of habitat which has put over 118  of our native animals species under etreme stress.
We are all now faced with saving these species from extinction.


Some of the actions we can undertake include:


Protect existing remaining rainforests and planting more endemic (local) plants including native fruit bearing trees as food trees, protect wetlands, woodlands and hollow bearing trees, retain large dead trees & fallen branches retention and enhancement of wildlife corridors, control and restrain dogs and cats, correct fire management, weed and pollution control,
revegetate the riparian zones adjacent to creek and drainage lines, feral animal control, avoid using pesticides and herbicides especially near watercourses, provide nestboxes in areas where natural tree hollows are scarce, exclude stock from creeks replace lawns with our beautiful native grasses-they are far prettier and lower in maintenance encourage and educate newcomers and your neighbours, family and friends to build farm friendly fencing.

Report sightings of ALL Threatened species to the WIRES Hotline

 

MAMMALS

 

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Black-striped Wallaby

Macropus dorsalis

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Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Petrogale penicillata 
 

 

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Red-legged Pademelon

Thylogale stigmatica 
 

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Rufous Bettong

Aepyprymnus rufescens 
 

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Long-nosed Potoroo

Potorous tridactylus 
 

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Spotted-tailed Quoll

Dasyurus maculatus 
 

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Squirrel Glider

Petaurus norfolcensis 
 

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Yellow-bellied Glider

Petaurus australis 
 

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Eastern Pygmy Possum

Cercartetus nanus 
 

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Brush-tailed Phascogale

Phascogale tapoatafa 
 

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Common Planigale

Planigale maculata 
 

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Eastern Chestnut Mouse

Pseudomys gracilicaudatus 
 

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Hastings River Mouse

Pseudomys oralis 
 

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Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Lasiorhinus krefftii

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REPTILES

 

Green Turtle

Chelonia mydas 
 

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Leathery Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea 
 

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Loggerhead Turtle

Caretta caretta

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Pale-headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bitorquatus 
 

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Stephens' Banded Snake

Hoplocephalus stephensii 

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Three-toed Snake-tooth Skink

Coeranoscincus reticulatus 
 

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White-crowned Snake

Cacophis harriettae 
 

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AMPHIBIANS

 

Booroolong Frog

Litoria booroolongensis 
 

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Fleay's Barred Frog

Mixophyes fleayi 
 

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Glandular Frog

Litoria subglandulosa 
 

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Green & Golden Bell Frog

Litoria aurea 
 

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Green-thighed Frog

Litoria brevipalmata 
 

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Loveridge's Frog

Philoria loveridgei 
 

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Mountain Frog

Philoria kundagungan 
 

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Olongburra Frog

Litoria olongburensis 
 

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Pouched Frog

Assa darlingtoni 
 

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Sphagnum Frog

Philoria sphagnicolus 
 

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Stuttering Frog

Mixophyes balbus 
 

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Wallum Froglet

Crinia tinnula 
 

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BUSHLAND BIRDS

 

Albert's Lyrebird

Menura alberti

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Barking Owl

Ninox connivens 
 

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Barred Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina lineata 
 

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Black-breasted Button-quail

Turnix melanogaster 
 

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Bush Stone-curlew

Burhinus grallarius 
 

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Collared Kingfisher

Todiramphus chloris 
 

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Double-eyed Fig-parrot

Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni 
 

 

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Eastern Bristlebird

Dasyornis brachypterus 
 

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Glossy Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus lathami 
 

 

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Grass Owl

Tyto capensis 
 

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Ground Parrot

Pezoporus wallicus wallicus 
 

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Mangrove Honeyeater

Lichenostomus fasciogularis 
 

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Marbled Frogmouth

Podargus ocellatus 
 

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Masked Owl

Tyto novaehollandiae 
 

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Powerful Owl

Ninox strenua 
 

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Red Goshawk

Erythrotriorchis radiatus 
 

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Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus banksii 
 

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Regent Honeyeater

Xanthomyza phrygia 
 

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Rose-crowned Fruit-dove

Ptilinopus regina 
 

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Rufous Scrub-bird

Atrichornis rufescens 
 

 

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Sooty Owl

Tyto tenebricosa 
 

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Square-tailed Kite

Lophoictinia isura 
 

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Superb Fruit-dove

Ptilinopus superbus 
 

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Swift Parrot

Lathamus discolor 
 

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Turquoise Parrot

Neophema pulchella 
 

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White-eared Monarch

Monarcha leucotis 
 

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Wompoo Fruit-dove

Ptilinopus magnificus 
 

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SHORE & OCEAN BIRDS

 

Beach Stone-curlew

Esacus neglectus 
 

 

 

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Black-browed Albatross

Thalassarche melanophris 
 

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Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa 
 

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Broad-billed Sandpiper

Limicola falcinellus 
 

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Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris 
 

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Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii 
 

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Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus 
 

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Little Tern

Sterna albifrons 
 

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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus 
 

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Pied Oystercatcher

Haematopus longirostris 
 

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Sanderling

Calidris alba 
 

 

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Sooty Oystercatcher

Haematopus fuliginosus

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Terek Sandpiper

Xenus cinereus 
 

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WETLAND BIRDS

 

Australasian Bittern

Botaurus poiciloptilus 
 

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Black Bittern

Ixobrychus flavicollis 
 

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Black-necked Stork

(Jabiru)

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus 
 

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Brolga

Grus rubicunda 
 

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Bush-hen

Amaurornis olivaceus 
 

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Comb-crested Jacana

Irediparra gallinacea 
 

 

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Magpie Goose

Anseranas semipalmata 
 

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Painted Snipe

Rostratula benghalensis 
 

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BATS

 

Beccari's Freetail-bat

Mormopterus beccarii 
 

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Black Flying Fox

Pteropus alecto 
 

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Common Bentwing-bat

Miniopterus schreibersii

 

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Common Blossom-bat

Syconycteris australis 
 

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Eastern Cave Bat

Vespadelus troughtoni 
 

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Eastern False Pipistrelle

Falsistrellus tasmaniensis 
 

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Eastern Freetail-bat

Mormopterus norfolkensis 
 

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Eastern Long-eared Bat

Nyctophilus bifax 
 

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Eastern Tube-nosed Bat

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Golden-tipped Bat

Kerivoula papuensis 
 

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Greater Broad-nosed Bat

Scoteanax rueppellii 
 

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Grey-headed Flying Fox

Pteropus poliocephalus

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Hoary Wattled Bat

Chalinolobus nigrogriseus 
 

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Large-eared Pied Bat

Chalinolobus dwyeri 
 

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Large-footed Myotis

Myotis adversus 
 

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Little Bentwing-bat

Miniopterus australis 
 

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Yellow-bellied Sheathtail-bat

Saccolaimus flaviventris 
 

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INVERTEBRATES

 

Giant Dragonfly

Petalura gigantea 
 

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Mitchell's Rainforest Snail

Thersites mitchellae 
 

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Nurus atlas

Nurus atlas 
 

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Nurus brevis

Nurus brevis 
 

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Updated January 11, 2017  

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