Native animals

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

Natural Resources AW takes 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
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Great desert skink (Tjakura)

Name: Great desert skink (Tjakura)
Scientific name: Egernia kintorei
Regional status: Vulnerable
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Hooded plover

Name: Hooded plover
Scientific name: Thinornis rubricollis
Regional status: Vulnerable
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Malleefowl (Nganamara)

Name: Malleefowl (Nganamara)
Scientific name: Leipoa ocellata
Regional status: Vulnerable
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Princess parrot

Name: Princess parrot
Scientific name: Polytelis alexandrae
Regional status: Vulnerable
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Sandhill dunnart

Name: Sandhill dunnart
Scientific name: Sminthopsis psammophila
Regional status: Endangered
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Spring frog

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