Quick Answer: What Is The Most Endangered Australian Animal?

According to australiangeographic.com.au

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Southern bent‑wing bat

Orange‑bellied parrot

Aipysurus apraefrontalis

Red‑finned blue‑eye

Armoured frog

Southern corroboree frog

Margaret River burrowin

What is the most endangered animal?

Top 10 Most Endangered Animals

  • Amur Leopard. Since 1996, the amur leopard has been classified by the IUCN as Critically Endangered with less than 70 individuals thought to exist today.
  • Gorillas.
  • Sea turtles.
  • Orangutan.
  • Sumatran Elephant.
  • Saola.
  • Vaquita.
  • Tiger.

Are there any endangered animals in Australia?

More than 54 native animals have become extinct since European settlement. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which each year produces a “red list” of threatened species, about 600 Australian species are in a vulnerable state. Another 100 species are endangered.

What animals are protected in Australia?

Under national environment law, the EPBC Act, the Australian Government has responsibility for protecting native species listed as threatened under the Act. Only four species of kangaroo are approved for commercial harvest and export—the Red, Eastern Grey and Western Grey Kangaroos, and the Common Wallaroo or Euro.

How many animals have become extinct in Australia?

There are 24 birds (though just 1 from the mainland), 7 frogs, and 27 mammal species or subspecies strongly believed to have become extinct in Australia since European settlement. Extinctions are recorded under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.