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Threatened Species

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The Southern Highlands is home to 40 threatened or endangered native plant species and 42 threatened or endangered native animal species. 


Each year, Council celebrates Threatened Species Day on September 7th.


By focusing attention on the plight of our threatened animals and plants, Council aims to encourage greater community support and hands-on involvement to prevent further losses of Australia's unique natural heritage.


Threatened Species projects in the Southern Highlands


Working with the Saving our Species scientists, Wingecarribee Council is supporting threatened species research in the Southern Highlands. Projects include:

Hyperlink Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project
Hyperlink Glossies in the Mist


Southern Highlands Nature Map


The Southern Highlands Nature Map is available for you to record your sightings as you wander through the bush, or enjoy your local park or backyard. 


Records a sighting using the Nature Mapper smartphone app


Further Information


For further information regarding threatened species contact:


Environmental Officer - Biodiversity Projects and Community Education

Telephone: 02 4868 0888

Last Updated: January 31st, 2020
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