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.
Perth has or used to have 12 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Australian Fairy Tern.
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.
Australian Fairy Tern
Sternula nereis nereis
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
Changed surface and groundwater regimes
Climate change and severe weather
Disrupted ecosystem and population processes
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activities
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
- Slender Andersonia (Andersonia gracilis)
- King Spider-orchid (Caladenia huegelii)
- Wavy-leaved Smokebush (Conospermum undulatum)
- Tall Donkey Orchid (Diuris drummondii)
- Dwarf Bee-orchid (Diuris micrantha)
- Purdie's Donkey-orchid (Diuris purdiei)
- Glossy-leafed Hammer Orchid (Drakaea elastica)
- Dwarf Hammer-orchid (Drakaea micrantha)
- Keighery's Eleocharis (Eleocharis keigheryi)
- Selena's Synaphea (Synaphea sp. Fairbridge Farm )
- Star Sun-orchid (Thelymitra stellata)
- Swan Hydatella (Trithuria occidentalis)
You are in federal electorate Perth.