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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 Banded Hare-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 Banded Hare-wallaby

Banded Hare-wallaby

Lagostrophus fasciatus fasciatus

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

Lagostrophus fasciatus fasciatus is found across 2 electorates.

The Banded Hare-wallaby is grey marsupial with dark bands across its lower back. It grows up to 45 cm in length with a tail length of 20 cm. This marsupial weighs between 1.3 and 2.1 kg, but males may weigh up to 2.5 kg and females up to 3.0 kg.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

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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 Banded Hare-wallaby but they're just as important.

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