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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.

Forde has or used to have 21 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Long-nosed Potoroo.

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 Long-nosed Potoroo

Long-nosed Potoroo

Potorous tridactylus tridactylus

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

Potorous tridactylus tridactylus is found across 33 electorates.

The Long-nosed Potoroo is a medium sized marsupial of the order Diprotodontia. There is considerable variation between sizes in males and females. Males and females have a body length between 287–410 mm and 259–378 mm respectively. Tail lengths range between 204–262 mm and 198–254 mm with males being typically heavier than females. The Long-nosed Potoroo can be identified by a brown to grey upper body and paler underbody. They have a long nose that tapers with a small patch of skin extending from the snout to the nose. The length of the feet is shorter than their head length. They are smaller than the Long-footed Potoroo.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.

Forde has or used to have 32 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Long-nosed Potoroo but they're just as important.

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