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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.

Lingiari has or used to have 70 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Freshwater Sawfish.

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 Freshwater Sawfish

Freshwater Sawfish

Pristis pristis

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

Pristis pristis is found across 5 electorates.

The Freshwater Sawfish is a ray growing to 7 m, having five pairs of gill-openings on the ventral surface of the head; a distinguishing feature of rays. It has less than 20 teeth on each side of its saw.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Changed surface and groundwater regimesChanged surface and groundwater regimes

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.

Lingiari has or used to have 38 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Freshwater Sawfish but they're just as important.

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