Threatened animals

Litoria-raniformis (CC-BY-SA Wikimedia: Tnarg 12345)

The park is home to many animals that are finding it difficult to survive in Victoria. Some of their main threats are the result of land clearing that caused loss of habitat, particularly old growth trees. A tree needs to be at least 80 years old before falling limbs can create hollows in which birds and animals can nest and breed in.

Logging in the Dandenongs occurred up until the late 1930s. The removal of trees damaged the forest floor, creating erosion and damage to sensitive creek beds.

Fire that is too frequent or not frequent enough can change the structure of forests.

Feral animals such as cats and foxes that hunt on native animals have made it difficult for some animals to survive. 

ANIMALS / FAUNA

Threatened Status

Flora & Fauna Guarantee  Act

 

Common Name

Australia

Victoria

Status

Action Statement

Grey Goshawk

-

Vul

N

-

Great Egret

-

Vul

L

No. 120

Dandenong Freshwater Amphipod

-

DD

L

No. 3

Sherbrooke Amphipod

-

DD

L

No. 110

Spotted-tail Quoll

V

End

L

No. 15

Swamp Skink

-

Vul

L

-

Brown Galaxis

-

DD

L

-

Painted Honeyeater

-

Vul

L

No.193

Growling Grass Frog

V

End

L

-

Broad-toothed Rat

-

NT

-

-

Barking Owl

-

End

L

No. 116

Powerful Owl

-

Vul

L

No. 92

Sooty Owl

-

Vul

L

No. 117

Lace Monitor

-

Vul

-

-

 

L = listed in FFG Act

V = vulnerable

End = endangered

DD = data deficient

N = nominated for listing

NT = near extinct

 

Vul = vulnerable

 

 

Documents: 
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