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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 Black-flanked Rock-wallaby.

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 Black-flanked Rock-wallaby

Black-flanked Rock-wallaby

Petrogale lateralis lateralis

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

Petrogale lateralis lateralis is found across 3 electorates.

The black-footed rock-wallaby is Australia‚Äôs own intrepid mountaineer. It is incredibly agile and bounds across rough terrain and rocky outcrops. It is well adapted to life on steep rocks, with very textured feet that help it grip and a long, strong tail to give it balance.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

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 Black-flanked Rock-wallaby but they're just as important.

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