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Threatened Species in the Surf Coast Shire

The Surf Coast Shire, our backyard, is home to a wide diversity of native plants and animals. Many of these plants and animals are affected by a range of impacts such as habitat loss, competition and predation from non-native species and foreign diseases.

There are more than 70 threatened species in the Surfcoast Shire that are at risk of extinction and have been listed as Threatened Species *. They are classified as

  • Critically endangered – Extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
  • Endangered – High risk of extinction in the wild
  • Vulnerable – High risk of endangerment in the wild
  • Near Threatened – Likely to become endangered in the near future

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* This list of threatened species has been compiled from the Threatened Species report compiled by SWIFFT (Statewide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams) for the Surfcoast Shire. Some details have been updated using information from the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 – Threatened List, June 2021. View PDF.