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

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 Golden Bandicoot

Golden Bandicoot

Isoodon auratus barrowensis

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

Isoodon auratus barrowensis has greater than 80% of its range within O'Connor

The golden bandicoot is a small golden-brown marsupial. It previously occurred throughout central Australia, but is now restricted to Barrow Island and the Kimberley and Marchinbar Island. During the day it rests in dense vegetation or other shelter. During the night it forages by digging for succulents, invertebrates and plant roots.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 Golden Bandicoot but they're just as important.

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