Which threatened plants and animals live in our cities?

Find the threatened species near you...

Which threatened plants and animals live in our cities?

Enter your address to see how many threatened plants and animals live near you, then email your local Member of Parliament asking them to speak out for stronger environment laws. 

Nearly half of Australia’s nationally threatened animals can be found in our urban areas.

But Australia’s national environment laws – which are undergoing a once in a decade review – are failing to protect the habitat of Australia's threatened plants and animals. 

Our federal government must step up and fix our broken laws, so they actually protect nature – before it's gone.

Read more about how weak environment laws ...

Enter your address to see how many threatened plants and animals live near you, then email your local Member of Parliament asking them to speak out for stronger environment laws. 

Nearly half of Australia’s nationally threatened animals can be found in our urban areas.

But Australia’s national environment laws – which are undergoing a once in a decade review – are failing to protect the habitat of Australia's threatened plants and animals. 

Our federal government must step up and fix our broken laws, so they actually protect nature – before it's gone.

Read more about how weak environment laws have let urban sprawl destroy the habitat of Australia’s threatened species in our report: The extinction crisis in Australia’s cities and towns

Data derived from Ives et.al. Cities are hotspots for threatened species, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 7 December 2015 and Ward et.al, Threatened Species Habitat Loss in Australia’s Cities and Towns, 2020.

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It’s time for laws that actually protect nature – before it's gone.

Rare animals like the Australasian Bittern – a secretive, stocky wetland bird – can be found in our urban areas. Image: Helen Cunningham.