September is Biodiversity month and during the first month of spring, South Coast NRM will be celebrating the unique biodiversity of our South Coast region. To kick things off, on the 7th September, we commemorated National Threatened Species Day by shining a spotlight on the native animal and plant species that are sadly facing extinction.

The 7th September marks an important date in Australian history – the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger 84 years ago. National Threatened Species Day offers an opportunity to reflect on the species we have lost as well as appreciating the diverse and unique range of Australian species that can still be found, many of which are threatened species not occuring anywhere else in the world. 

South Coast NRM are proud to be supporting projects that focus on seven threatened fauna species found across the south coast: Australasian bittern, Carnaby’s cockatoo, chuditch, Gilbert’s potoroo, malleefowl, western ground parrot and western ringtail possum. Recovery actions for these species such as revegetation, habitat protection and introduced predator control are likely to have positive benefits for a wide range of other native species that occur in the same area. 

Thank you to our many partners who share our commitment and passion for protecting the south-west’s most vulnerable native species.

Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group, Friends of the Western Ground Parrot, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, Parks and Wildlife Service, Western Australia, Bush Heritage Australia, WWF-Australia, BirdLife Australia, Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (R.A.I.N), FBG – Fitzgerald Biosphere Group, Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, Green Skills, Greening Australia, National Malleefowl Recovery Team, North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources, Oyster Harbour Catchment Group, Torbay Catchment Group and Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee.