Gilbert's potoroo, one of the world's most endangered mammals. Photo © Parks and Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Act provides for species or subspecies of native animals (fauna) to be specially protected and listed as 'threatened' in Western Australia because they are:

  • under identifiable threat of extinction
  • rare
  • otherwise in need of special protection.

Listed species

Parks and Wildlife, with the help of community groups and local people, develops and implements Recovery Plans and Interim Recovery Plans for threatened species and ecological communities.

The department also runs conservation programs to help threatened animals, including Western Shield, one of the biggest wildlife conservation programs ever undertaken in Australia.

Articles in this category:

Title Modified Date
Black cockatoos Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:59
Malleefowl Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:41
Night parrot Monday, 29 May 2017 08:56
Western ground parrot Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:26
Western ringtail possums Friday, 09 June 2017 15:52
Woylies Monday, 29 May 2017 12:41