Threatened Species Action Plan 2022-2032 Priority Species

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Overview

From: DCCEEW Threatened Species Action Plan 2022 - 2032 Priority Species

While all species and natural environments are important, focusing on a limited number of species can help target effort and resources so that tangible outcomes can be achieved, measured and shared.

The priority species list includes plants and animals found across Australia in a range of environments, from the arid deserts to rainforests, forests to grasslands, and inland waters to the sea. All taxonomic groups listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) are included. Recovery actions for many of the priority species will also benefit other threatened species that share their habitat.

Prioritising attention and effort on these selected species over the next 5 years will generate better outcomes for threatened species and other wildlife that shares the same habitat or threats. It also helps focus efforts of the Australian Government and others to collaborate, combining efforts to achieve better outcomes.

Selecting priority species

The 110 priority species were carefully and strategically selected using 6 prioritisation principles derived from consultation with threatened species experts and the wider community. Over 1800 species listed under the EPBC Act as either Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable were reviewed as part of this prioritisation process. Species were scored using national-scale data sets by independent ecologists and the Australian community was also invited to have a say on species important to them.

Prioritisation principles
  • Risk of extinction Species under severe and imminent threat
  • Multiple benefits Recovery action will benefit other species
  • Feasibility and effectiveness Action can make a difference and is cost-effective
  • Importance to people Culturally significant species
  • Uniqueness Species without close relatives and not found anywhere else
  • Representativeness Balance the overall list across taxa, land and seascapes, tenures and jurisdictions

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Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Armidale, NSW - 20 Feb 2024 by Csteele4
Dasyurus viverrinus (Eastern Quoll) at Mulligans Flat - 11 Feb 2024 by Cmperman
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Hydes Creek, NSW - 8 Feb 2024 by NJ
Rhodomyrtus psidioides (Native Guava) at Gleniffer, NSW - 4 Feb 2024 by NJ
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cleveland, QLD - 25 Jan 2024 by TimL
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Ormiston, QLD - 12 Jan 2024 by TimL
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Ormiston, QLD - 6 Jan 2024 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 4 Jan 2024 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 4 Jan 2024 by TimL
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Gibraltar Range National Park - 4 Jan 2024 by Doris
Rhodomyrtus psidioides (Native Guava) at The Gap, NSW - 4 Jan 2024 by poszum
Rhodomyrtus psidioides (Native Guava) at The Gap, NSW - 4 Jan 2024 by poszum
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Raymond Island, VIC - 31 Dec 2023 by HappyWanderer
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Raymond Island, VIC - 31 Dec 2023 by HappyWanderer
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 10 Dec 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 7 Dec 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 7 Dec 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 6 Dec 2023 by TimL
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Ormiston, QLD - 6 Dec 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 19 Nov 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Bushland Beach, QLD - 18 Nov 2023 by TerryS
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Cleveland, QLD - 17 Nov 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cleveland, QLD - 13 Nov 2023 by TimL
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Newnes Plateau, NSW - 31 Oct 2023 by EmmBee
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Blackford, SA - 27 Oct 2023 by Feathers
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wynnum, QLD - 23 Oct 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 21 Oct 2023 by TimL
Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle) at Point Lookout, QLD - 10 Oct 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cleveland, QLD - 2 Oct 2023 by PJH123
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 23 Sep 2023 by TimL
Dasyurus viverrinus (Eastern Quoll) at Mulligans Flat - 21 Sep 2023 by BelindaWilson
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Burpengary East, QLD - 21 Sep 2023 by AlexJ
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cleveland, QLD - 20 Sep 2023 by TimL
Botaurus poiciloptilus (Australasian Bittern) at Lake Wyangan, NSW - 11 Sep 2023 by Darcy
Zanda latirostris (Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo) at Williams, WA - 11 Sep 2023 by HelenCross
Myrmecobius fasciatus (Numbat) at Williams, WA - 10 Sep 2023 by HelenCross
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 31 Aug 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Wellington Point, QLD - 31 Aug 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cleveland, QLD - 25 Aug 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cleveland, QLD - 25 Aug 2023 by TimL
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Old Bar, NSW - 23 Aug 2023 by trevsci
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Magnetic Island National Park - 15 Aug 2023 by WalkYonder
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Cairns City, QLD - 11 Aug 2023 by AlisonMilton
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Tinderry, NSW - 6 Aug 2023 by samreid007
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Jul 2023 by angelb
Botaurus poiciloptilus (Australasian Bittern) at Lake Wyangan, NSW - 9 Jul 2023 by Liam.m
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Batemans Bay, NSW - 27 Jun 2023 by HelenCross
Pteropus conspicillatus (Spectacled Flying-fox) at Port Douglas, QLD - 25 Jun 2023 by BenW
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Mallacoota, VIC - 2 Jun 2023 by GlossyGal
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hackett, ACT - 15 May 2023 by teds2521
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Chiltern, VIC - 13 May 2023 by Darcy
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 13 May 2023 by TomW
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2023 by RodDeb
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2023 by Christine
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 10 May 2023 by Harrisi
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 7 May 2023 by TomW
Dasyurus viverrinus (Eastern Quoll) at Forde, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by pjpiper
Dasyurus viverrinus (Eastern Quoll) at Throsby, ACT - 14 Apr 2023 by rbannister
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Wellington Point, QLD - 6 Apr 2023 by TimL
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Wellington Point, QLD - 6 Apr 2023 by TimL
Leipoa ocellata (Malleefowl) at Jerdacuttup, WA - 25 Mar 2023 by HelenCross
Botaurus poiciloptilus (Australasian Bittern) at Willbriggie, NSW - 1 Feb 2023 by Darcy
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Point Wilson, VIC - 28 Dec 2022 by TomW
Setonix brachyurus (Quokka) at Rottnest Island, WA - 10 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Setonix brachyurus (Quokka) at Rottnest Island, WA - 22 Nov 2022 by AaronClausen
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by Ct1000
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Beach Holm, QLD - 1 Oct 2022 by TerryS
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by LisaH
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Sep 2022 by Ct1000
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Sep 2022 by LisaH
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Sep 2022 by teeniiee
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Thurgoona, NSW - 4 Sep 2022 by KylieWaldon
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Sep 2022 by Ct1000
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Curtin, ACT - 31 Aug 2022 by HelenCross
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Curtin, ACT - 30 Aug 2022 by Ct1000
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Thurgoona, NSW - 20 Aug 2022 by Darcy
Macrozamia macdonnellii (MacDonnell Ranges Cycad) at Burt Plain, NT - 20 Jul 2022 by SimoneC
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 16 Jul 2022 by Mavis
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Horseshoe Bay, QLD - 4 Jul 2022 by MattFox
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Thurgoona, NSW - 14 Jun 2022 by Darcy
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Campbell, ACT - 10 May 2022 by davidcunninghamwildlife
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Campbell, ACT - 9 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Campbell, ACT - 8 May 2022 by Harrisi
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Campbell, ACT - 8 May 2022 by RodDeb
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Chiltern, VIC - 7 May 2022 by Darcy
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Campbell, ACT - 7 May 2022 by Chris Appleton
Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle) at Bowen, QLD - 29 Apr 2022 by TerryS
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Campbell, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by MargD
Tympanocryptis lineata (Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon, Lined Earless Dragon) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 11 Apr 2022 by Wandiyali
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Tallong, NSW - 5 Apr 2022 by GlossyGal
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hackett, ACT - 2 Apr 2022 by TomW
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hackett, ACT - 1 Apr 2022 by Bigfish69
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Thurgoona, NSW - 30 Mar 2022 by Darcy
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jan 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Numenius madagascariensis (Eastern Curlew) at Urunga, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by LisaH
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Queanbeyan East, NSW - 14 Dec 2021 by DonFletcher
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Beechworth, VIC - 6 Dec 2021 by Alburyconservationcompany
Chelonia mydas (Green Sea Turtle) at Eraring, NSW - 4 Oct 2021 by bigdook
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by LisaH
Lathamus discolor (Swift Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by LisaH

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