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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.

Stirling has or used to have 9 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Chuditch.

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 Chuditch

Chuditch

Dasyurus geoffroii

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

Dasyurus geoffroii is found across 15 electorates.

The chuditch previously occurred throughout arid and semi arid Australia, but is now restricted to south-west Western Australia. During the day it mostly rests in hollow logs or earth burrows. It primarily forages on the ground at night, although can be active during the day during the breeding season or during bad weather. It may eat any animal smaller than a rabbit and they can climb trees when hunting or escaping predators.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

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

Stirling has or used to have 5 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Chuditch but they're just as important.

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