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Native animals

The Alinytjara Wilurara (AW) region is home to a diverse range of native animal species. Many of these are threatened or endangered. The AW Landscape team work closely with the community to help conserve habitats and manage threats that impact on our precious native species.

The AW Landscape team take a number of difference approaches to managing biodiversity in the region. Protecting habitats through maintenance, restoration and recovery programs can make a significant impact on protecting the native animals in the region.

Native animals we are working to protect

Black-footed rock wallaby (Warru)

Name: Black-footed rock wallaby (Warru) Scientific name: Petrogale lateralis Regional status: Endangered Related links:

Great desert skink (Tjakura)

Name: Great desert skink (Tjakura) Scientific name: Egernia kintorei Regional status: Vulnerable Related links:

Hooded plover

Name: Hooded plover Scientific name: Thinornis rubricollis Regional status: Vulnerable Related links:

Malleefowl (Nganamara)

Name: Malleefowl (Nganamara) Scientific name: Leipoa ocellata Regional status: Vulnerable Related links:

Princess parrot

Name: Princess parrot Scientific name: Polytelis alexandrae Regional status: Vulnerable Related links:

Sandhill dunnart

Name: Sandhill dunnart Scientific name: Sminthopsis psammophila Regional status: Endangered Related links:

Spring frog

Name: Spring frog Scientific name: Pseudophryne robinsoni Regional status: Vulnerable Related links: