Endangered Animals

Across the State’s private estate, endangered species have found a loyal ally in the Nature Conservation Trust (NCT). Our staff members are dedicated to uncovering and protecting the amazing array of animals that survive – sometimes secretively – on rural landholdings.

From fragile frogs and brilliant birds to shy wallabies and the grand wedge-tailed eagle, these animals make up the rich mosaic of complex ecosystems that we are only now beginning to understand.

Working with our rural partners, the NCT is raising awareness and appreciation of these extraordinary species, the many threats they face, and what they need in order to live long and healthy lives.

The Nature Conservation Trust’s work in private land conservation is helping to protect the habitat of threatened species and endangered animals.

The black-striped wallaby is an endangered animal in NSW. This handsome wallaby (Macropus dorsalis) lives on both sides of the Great Dividing Range from Townsville to northern NSW.

The swift parrot is bright green with red around its bill, throat and forehead, with a long, thin red tail. Its crown is blue-purple and the swift parrot has bright red patches under its wings.

The regent honeyeater is a striking black and yellow woodland bird. It has a sturdy, curved bill and its flight and tail feathers are edged with bright yellow.

The grey brolga is one of only two cranes found in Australia and is listed as vulnerable in NSW. It has a trumpeting call, stands 1.3 metres tall and has a wingspan of nearly 2.5 metres.

Frogs like the giant barred frog and green-thighed frog are NCT priority flagship species because of their importance to the health of entire biospheres.

The loss and degradation of the cockatoo’s specialized habitat is exacting a terrible toll on cockatoo numbers and the gang gang and glossy black species are two most at risk.

The spotted-tail quoll, or tiger quoll, is mostly nocturnal and about the size of a domestic cat, with irregular white spots on its back and tail, and a pale belly. It is classed as vulnerable in NSW and endangered nationally.

Conservation work on private lands is helping to protect habitat for threatened gliders, including the squirrel glider, yellow-bellied glider and greater glider.

The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey and eats a varied diet, including rabbits, kangaroos, wallabies, reptiles, feral cats and sheep.