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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.

Indi has or used to have 34 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Mountain Pygmy-possum.

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 Mountain Pygmy-possum

Mountain Pygmy-possum

Burramys parvus

Status: Endangered

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

Burramys parvus is found across 3 electorates.

The mountain pygmy-possum is a very small and charismatic endangered possum endemic to the snow-covered alpine regions of Victoria and New South Wales. The species is largely confined to naturally-occurring boulderfields and rock screes in alpine and subalpine areas at altitudes above 1400 m. Individuals have occasionally been observed at sites of 1200 m above sea level.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

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

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

Indi has or used to have 35 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Mountain Pygmy-possum but they're just as important.

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