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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.

Macarthur has or used to have 23 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Spot-tailed Quoll.

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 Spot-tailed Quoll

Spot-tailed Quoll

Dasyurus maculatus maculatus

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

Dasyurus maculatus maculatus is found across 86 electorates.

The Spot-tailed Quoll is a nocturnal, cat-sized, carnivorous marsupial with reddish-brown fur. It has distinctive white spots over its back and tail.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

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.

Macarthur has or used to have 20 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Spot-tailed Quoll but they're just as important.

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