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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.

Bass has or used to have 24 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Masked Owl.

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 Masked Owl

Masked Owl

Tyto novaehollandiae castanops

Status: Vulnerable

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

Tyto novaehollandiae castanops is found across 5 electorates.

The Masked Owl is the second largest nocturnal raptor in Australia and weighs up to 1260 grams and has a wingspan of up to 128 cm, and body length of 47–51 cm.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Disrupted ecosystem and population processesDisrupted ecosystem and population processes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activitiesOverexploitation and other direct harm from human activities


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

Bass has or used to have 30 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Masked Owl but they're just as important.

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