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You can make a difference within your electorate

1Contact your local representative about threatened species

We know that good policy and funding are crucial to saving species. This will only happen if elected representatives are persauded to act. Contacting them is a way to achieve this.

 Email your MP

The representative for Lilley is Ms Anika Wells MP.

 Anika.Wells.MP@aph.gov.au

Photo of Ms Anika Wells MP

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2Connect with organisations dedicated to the cause

Environmental NGOs organise effective campaigns, events, and programs to save species and protect nature.

There are many other environmental organisations that work across Australia. Explore the Places You Love Alliance website to find more organisations.

3Your vote matters

The actions and decisions of representatives determine our efforts to save threatened species.

TheyVoteForYou says: We can't say anything concrete about how Ms Anika Wells MP voted on federal government action on animal & plant extinctions.

Use their TheyVoteForYou profile to explore how they have voted on other policies.

Explore how your views compare to the positions of representatives on VoteCompass.

TheyVoteForYou is a site dedicated to making parliamentary voting information accessible, understandable, and easy to use so that you can hold your elected representatives to account.

4Share the issue

Threatened species populations in Queensland are down to only 49% of what they were in 1985.

That means we've lost 51% of our populations in Queensland.

Share this with others and spread the word of the state of threatened species.

This graph represents the relative change in average population over time.

This graph shows the average change in populations compared to 2017. It shows a relative change and not population numbers themselves. At the reference year, the index gets an index score of one. A score of 1.2 would mean a 20% increase on average compared to the reference year, while a score of 0.8 would mean a 20% decrease on average compared to the reference year. This graph was created using the Threatened Species Index (TSX). Use the TSX interactive data visualiser to mix and match data. Read about how good the index is here.

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Which threatened species are found near me?

Threatened species in Australia are in trouble. Learn about the animals and plants closest to you and how to help them.

This site is currently using the 2019 federal electoral divisions and information on the incumbents from that period. We are in the process of updating the project to reflect the 2022 electoral divisions and the new incumbents.