Data shows 180 animals at risk in central Victoria as groups call for urgent action on 'extinction crisis'

Adam Holmes
Updated October 13 2018 - 10:44pm, first published October 12 2018 - 2:40pm
Critically endangered species include (clockwise from top-left) the Leadbeater's Possum, Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, Golden Sun Moth, Plains-Wanderer, Spotted Tree Frog, Spotted Bowerbird, Regent Honeyeater, Squirrel Glider and Painted Snipe, with (centre) the Alpine Water Skink and the Southern Bettong.
Critically endangered species include (clockwise from top-left) the Leadbeater's Possum, Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, Golden Sun Moth, Plains-Wanderer, Spotted Tree Frog, Spotted Bowerbird, Regent Honeyeater, Squirrel Glider and Painted Snipe, with (centre) the Alpine Water Skink and the Southern Bettong.

CONSERVATION groups in central and northern Victoria say greater funding, monitoring and recovery plans are needed to stop the gradual decline in native species in the region.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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