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Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.

Barker has or used to have 42 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Numbat.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Numbat

Numbat

Myrmecobius fasciatus

Status: Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Myrmecobius fasciatus is found across 8 electorates.

The numbat is diurnal and feeds almost exclusively on termites which it obtains by uncovering galleries on the forest floor. It nests in hollow logs, tree hollows or in burrows. Previously widespread in arid and semi-arid Australia, the species is now restricted to two isolated wild populations in south-west Western Australia and a number of translocations to predator proof locations.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Barker has or used to have 52 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Numbat but they're just as important.

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