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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.

Mackellar has or used to have 28 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the New Holland Mouse.

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 New Holland Mouse

New Holland Mouse

Pseudomys novaehollandiae

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

Pseudomys novaehollandiae is found across 47 electorates.

A small, burrowing native rodent, the New Holland Mouse is similar in size and appearance to the introduced House Mouse, although it can be distinguished by its slightly larger ears and eyes, the absence of a notch on the upper incisors and the absence of a distinctive 'mousy odour'.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

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

Mackellar has or used to have 25 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the New Holland Mouse but they're just as important.

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