A-Z of Australia’s Endangered Wildlife

A-Z of Australia’s Endangered Wildlife

Australia is a country that is rightly proud of its incredible wildlife. It’s a country with so many species that are uniquely Australian, with more than 84% of its mammals, inshore fish, and flowering plants found only there. However, the modern world is doing the same kind of damage to Australia’s wildlife that it is doing elsewhere, with over 1,000 species of flora and fauna currently listed as endangered.

An A-Z of Australia's Endangered Wildlife

Conservationists are trying to save them, but without the awareness and support of the public, the future is looking grim for many Australian species. This A-Z poster highlights some of those in the most danger, as reported by the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. How many of them had you heard of before?

For a start (and where better to start than with A?) there’s the wonderfully-named Armoured Mistfrog. They live in north-east Queensland and there’s believed to only be 500 of these animals remaining, though it’s hard to tell for sure as they’ve only ever been observed four times because they’re rather reclusive.

There are few species with a name quite so Australian as the Dibbler, but this small creature is very rarely seen in the wild and its hopes for the future lie with a captive breeding program at Perth Zoo. The Helmeted Honeyeater is the emblem bird of Victoria and is certainly a looker with a black eye mask, yellow ear-tufts, and plush gold ‘helmet’, but its habit has been decimated, leaving it close to extinction.

A-Z Collection of Really Cool Animals

Leadbeater’s Possum was thought to be extinct already until 1961, but this nocturnal, tree-dwelling possum is still struggling, having lost 80% of its numbers since the 1980s, with a further devastating loss of habitat in the 2009 bushfires in Victoria. And then there is the Zearaja Maugeana, a species of fish found in Bathurst Harbour and Macquarie Harbour, which has been threatened by pollution caused by tourism and mining.

Now you know the stories of some Australia’s endangered species, so the only question left is what can we all do about helping to save them. One thing you can do for a start is sharing this A-Z poster to spread awareness.

Thank you!


“A-Z of Australia’s Endangered Wildlife”

*** Please Share ***

A-Z of Australia's Endangered Wildlife Click To Tweet

Animal Bliss is a really cool blog about animals, both domestic pets and wildlife too


How many of these endangered animals had you already heard about?

*** Leave your comment below. ***

(It’s just sexy!)

Jeanne Melanson, founder and blogger at Animal Bliss: a very cool blog about animals - domestic pets and wildlife too


DISCLOSURE: Animal Bliss is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

(In other words, we’ll get a very small (teeny tiny) commission from purchases made through links on this website.)

So, go on … Don’t be shy!

Buy Something BIG and Expensive!

Buy a Jaguar. Or a Ferrari.

Thank you!

Sign Up NOW for our Free Newsletter!


Follow Me:

Jeanne Melanson

Owner at Animal Bliss
Born in Nova Scotia, I moved to the United States 20+ years ago.I am a dedicated lover of animals and fight for their rights and protection.I love people too, of course, and enjoy meeting folks from all walks of life.I enjoy philosophical discussion, laughing, and really odd ball stuff.I hope you enjoy my site.Leave me a comment to let me know you were here!Peace out.
Follow Me:

Latest posts by Jeanne Melanson (see all)

1 thought on “A-Z of Australia’s Endangered Wildlife”

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge