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Fairy wren. Photo: Rebecca Gee.
Superb Fairy-wren in the Reed Beds at Millewa Forest, NSW
Lake Hume, Victoria. Photo: Bell Commercial Photography (2008).
Lake Hume, Victoria
Thorny Devil, Uluru. Photo: Michael Nelson.
Thorny Devil, Uluru
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land & Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: Jeanette Muirhead.
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land & Wildlife Sanctuary, Nothern Territory
Geikie Gorge, West Kimberley.
Geikie Gorge, West Kimberley
Echidna. Photo: Cathy Zwick.
Echidna spines close up

News

The Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking comments on the assessment of three subspecies of the black-footed tree-rat. The consultation period will be open until 30 January 2015.
17
Dec
2014
The Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking comments on the assessment of southern brown bandicoot (south-eastern) and Kangaroo Island echidna.The public consultation period will be open until 30 January 2015.
15
Dec
2014
The Threatened Species Scientific Committee is seeking comments on the assessment of Acacia leptoneura (a shrub). The public consultation period will be open until 23 January 2015.
28
Nov
2014

The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​

Threatened species & ecological communities

Australia is home to between 600,000 and 700,000 species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.