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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.

Hawke has or used to have 18 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard.

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 Pink-tailed Worm-lizard

Pink-tailed Worm-lizard

Aprasia parapulchella

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

Aprasia parapulchella is found across 19 electorates.

The pink-tailed worm-lizard is a worm-like lizard that grows to 14 cm long. Sites where the species is found generally include rocky outcrops or scattered partly buried rocks. It occurs under rocks in grassland and woodland in south-east Australia. It spends a considerable amount of time in burrows: the burrows have been constructed by, and may still by inhabited by, small black ants or termites. It feeds on the larvae and eggs of ants.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.

Hawke has or used to have 16 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard but they're just as important.

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