Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).


Gilbert's potoroo, one of the world's most endangered mammals.
Photo – DBCA

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
Bilby Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:13
Black cockatoos Thursday, 03 August 2017 13:19
Malleefowl Thursday, 03 August 2017 13:28
Marine turtles in Western Australia Tuesday, 11 July 2017 14:41
Night parrot Monday, 29 May 2017 08:56
Western ground parrot Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:26
Western ringtail possum Monday, 21 August 2017 14:54
Woylies Monday, 29 May 2017 12:41