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.
Herbert has or used to have 25 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Black-footed Tree-rat.
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.
Mesembriomys gouldii rattoides
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
Mesembriomys gouldii rattoides is found across 3 electorates.
No information was found for this species on the Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT) website, which is the database designed to provide information on species listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. This does not mean there is no information out there. We encourage you to do a web search using the scientific latin name.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Adverse fire regimes
Invasive species and diseases
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
- Miniature Moss-orchid (Bulbophyllum globuliforme)
- Bluegrass (Dichanthium setosum)
- Mt Stuart Ironbark (Eucalyptus paedoglauca)
- Marsdenia brevifolia (Marsdenia brevifolia)
- Ant Plant (Myrmecodia beccarii)
- Omphalea celata (Omphalea celata)
- Phaius pictus (Phaius pictus)
- Tephrosia leveillei (Tephrosia leveillei)
You are in federal electorate Herbert.