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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.

McPherson has or used to have 23 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Koala.

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 Koala

Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus

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

Phascolarctos cinereus is found across 85 electorates.

No information was found for this species on the Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT) website, which is the database designed to provide information on species listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. This does not mean there is no information out there. We encourage you to do a web search using the scientific latin name.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

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.

McPherson has or used to have 37 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Koala but they're just as important.

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