Frogs

fvia via pbs.org
Incredibly diverse, colourful, endlessly fascinating, and cute and squelchy, frogs are sadly threatened in many parts of the world. Tag anything frog related here!
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Christmas Island Pipistrelle

Chsitmas Island Pipistrelle by Dr Lindy Lumsden
The Christmas Island Pipistrelle,  Pipistrellus murrayi , has not been declared extinct under the EPBC Act but the species has not been heard or sighted since a team of researchers was sent to Christmas Island in 2009.

Threatened Species in Australia

Threatened Species in Australia (Pictured: Leadbeater's Possum, Quokka, Powerful Owl, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Barred Galaxias, Yellow-bellied Glider, Growling Grass Frog, Giant Freshwater Crayfish)

Australia is facing a biodiversity crisis, there are over 500 species listed as threatened under the Federal Environmental Preservation and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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Glossy Black Cockatoo

Glossy Black Cockatoo by Maureen Goninan

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus lathami, is the smallest of the five black-cockatoos. Populations have declined, with local extinctions and range contraction mainly caused by habitat clearing .

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Powerful Owl

Powerful Owl via Coal Point Progress Association

The Powerful Owl, Ninox Strenua, is Australia's largest owl. It lives mainly in tall, humid forests but can also be found in semi-arid areas. Its range stretches across South-East Australia, from southern Queensland all the way to South Australia and includes urban areas in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Quokka

Quokka by @cambojones2020

​The Quokka, Setonix brachyurus, dubbed "the World's Happiest Animal", is a small marsupial, about the size of a domestic cat, found on some smaller islands off the coast of WA and in the state's South West.

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Helmeted Honeyeater

Helmeted Honeyeater by David Hack
The Helmeted Honeyeater, aka HeHo, is Victoria's bird emblem. HeHos live in swamp forests in Victoria's East and are critically endangered, with a wild population of only 150.

Growling Grass Frog

Growling Grass Frog by Tereza T via Wikipedia
The Growling Grass Frog, Litoria Raniformis , once widespread around Victoria now exists in isolated pockets in the greater Melbourne area and South-West, Central and Eastern Victoria.

Mountain Pygmy Possum

Mountain Pygmy Possum by David Hack

The Mountain Pygmy Possum is Australia's only hibernating marsupial. It lives in Victoria's highlands and spends 6 months of the year hibernating and the rest frolicking in the high plains. 

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Regent Honeyeater

Regent Honeyeater by Tim Dolby

​The Regent Honeyeater, Anthochaera phrygia, closely related to the wattlebird, is a critically endangered native pollenator that has suffered greatly from land clearing and degradation.

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Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat via Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is one of the world's most critically endangered species. It is the largest herbivorous burrowing mammal in the world and disappeared rapidly after the introduction of sheep, cattle and rabbits into Australia, due to competition for grass (their nutrition is based on almost 100% grass).  

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Yellow-bellied Glider

Blossom, a Yellow-bellied Glider Joey via Taronga Zoo

The Yellow-bellied Glider lives along the East coast of Australia, from Northern Queensland to Victoria. Although it's not currently listed as threatened, its habitat is being decimated in Victoria's alpine areas and populations in NSW are facing extinction

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Greater Sooty Owl

Sooty owl on hand by PacStar99

Prior to European settlement the Greater Sooty Owl was abundant in Victoria's montane forests. Due to loss of habitat, it is now listed as endangered in Victoria.

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil Joey via Save the Tasmanian Devil Program

Tasmanian Devils are threatened by Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). This disease currently afflicts three quarters of Tasmania's Devils but is absent from Devils in the Tarkine in Tasmania's North West.

Baw Baw Frog

Baw Baw Frog by Claire Kelly
The Baw Baw Frog, Philoria frosti, a mottled brown-black native of Mount Baw Baw, is listed under the IUCN red list as critically endangered. The frog has a very restricted distribution, confined to an area of only 10 square kilometres in Victoria's Central Highlands.
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Leadbeater's Possum

Leadbeater's Possum

The Leadbeater's or "fairy possum" is Victoria's iconic faunal emblem. This marsupial lives in ancient tree hollows in Toolangi and the Central Highlands and when fully grown can fit in the palm of a human hand.

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