Significant species

""Due to the pressures of urban growth, climate change, competition and predation from invasive species, disease and other factors, many native species are under threat and considered Significant in Brisbane. To help protect and conserve these species, Brisbane City Council has undertaken a number of initiatives.

Atlas of Living Australia

Atlas of Living Australia is a national wildlife database for recording all native plant and animal sightings. This database is crucial for tracking numbers of native species, especially during migration and breeding seasons. It is also an accredited resource to verify wildlife sighting against a vast record of images, maps and scientific data.

You can help Council by becoming a citizen scientist and record your wildlife sightings in the Atlas of Living Australia website. By contributing to the Atlas of Living Australia database you will be helping protect Brisbane's natural environment.

To record sightings or search for records, visit ala.org.au.

Fauna Conservation Action Statements

Council has developed Wildlife Conservation Action Statements that identify and prioritise actions around protection, management and ongoing monitoring.

The statements can be used in different ways including:

  • sourcing technical species information
  • application of habitat management and protection guidelines
  • implementation of key actions that will assist in securing the future of these species in Brisbane

Download and read the fauna Wildlife Conservation Action Statements:

PDFs Word documents
Mammals
Small marsupial carnivores (PDF - 2Mb) Small marsupial carnivores (Word - 707kb)
Platypus (PDF - 1.5Mb) Platypus (Word - 1.2Mb)
Gliders (PDF - 1.6Mb) Gliders (Word - 716kb)
Squirrel glider (PDF - 1.6Mb) Squirrel glider (Word - 1.4Mb)
Flying foxes (PDF - 1.2Mb) Flying foxes (Word - 1Mb)
Birds
Grass owls (PDF - 2Mb) Grass owls (Word - 1.1Mb)
Large forest owls (PDF - 1.9Mb) Large forest owls (Word - 1.1Mb)
Coastal raptors (PDF - 1.6Mb) Coastal raptors (Word - 1.2Mb)
Woodland raptors (PDF - 1.9Mb) Woodland raptors (Word - 1.1Mb)
Crakes and rails (PDF - 1Mb) Crakes and rails (Word - 643kb)
Amphibians
Temporary water frogs (PDF - 1.7Mb) Temporary water frogs (Word - 568kb)
Stream-dwelling frogs (PDF - 1.9Mb) Stream-dwelling frogs (Word - 367kb)
Tusked frog (PDF - 1.5Mb) Tusked frog (Word - 501kb)
Wallum froglet (PDF - 1.6Mb) Wallum froglet (Word - 482kb)
Freshwater fish
Soft-spined sunfish (PDF - 1.3Mb) Soft-spined sunfish (Word - 1.3Mb)
Reptiles
Collared delma (PDF - 1.5Mb) Collared delma (Word - 279kb)

Flora Conservation Action Statements

Download and read the flora Wildlife Conservation Action Statements: 

PDFs Word documents
Angle-stemmed myrtle (PDF - 1.4Mb) Angle-stemmed myrtle (Word - 1Mb)
Cunningham's jute (PDF - 2Mb) Cunningham's jute (Word - 999kb)

Koala Conservation

In April 2012, the Australian Government declared the koala as vulnerable across Queensland. Upon receiving advice from the Threatened Species Scientific Council, the Environment Minister listed the koala as a threatened species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Find out about what Brisbane City Council is doing to protect the koala, including helping to establish a koala research centre at Lone Pine Sanctuary. 

Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy

The Glossy Black Conservancy is a regional partnership to conserve the Glossy Black Cockatoo in South East Queensland. For more information, go to the Glossy Black Conservancy website.

17 October 2017