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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.

O'Connor has or used to have 48 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Burrowing Bettong.

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 Burrowing Bettong

Burrowing Bettong

Bettongia lesueur lesueur

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

Bettongia lesueur lesueur is found across 6 electorates.

The Burrowing Bettong is a small, thickset grey marsupial with short, rounded ears. The species body length is 36 cm long, while it has a wide tail which grows to 30 cm long.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

Disrupted ecosystem and population processesDisrupted ecosystem and population processes

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

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

O'Connor has or used to have 221 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Burrowing Bettong but they're just as important.

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