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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.

Kennedy has or used to have 61 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Spectacled Flying-fox.

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 Spectacled Flying-fox

Spectacled Flying-fox

Pteropus conspicillatus

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

Pteropus conspicillatus is found across 3 electorates.

The Spectacled Flying-fox has distinctive straw-coloured fur which surrounds the eyes. The species can also have varying amounts of the same pale fur on the shoulders and the head. Eye-rings of some individuals can be indistinct, making them look similar to Black Flying-foxes. The head and body ranges between 220-240 mm in length. Forearm length and weight range is 160-180 mm and 580-850 g for males, and 155-175 mm and 500-650 g for females.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activitiesOverexploitation and other direct harm from human activities

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

Kennedy has or used to have 84 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Spectacled Flying-fox but they're just as important.

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