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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.

Dickson has or used to have 24 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Water Mouse.

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 Water Mouse

Water Mouse

Xeromys myoides

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

Xeromys myoides is found across 26 electorates.

The water mouse is a small rodent with short, dense silky fur that is dark slate-grey above and pure white below.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

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.

Dickson has or used to have 22 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Water Mouse but they're just as important.

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