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49 species added to Australia’s threatened list

Among the new additions are nine species that are critically endangered, including the iconic swift parrot.

Source: 49 species added to Australia’s threatened list

More from the same source dated May 2016

  • Last week, the Australian government added 49 species of plants and animals to the country’s list of threatened and endangered species.
  • Among the new additions are nine critically endangered species, including the myrtle elbow orchid, the copper bear orchid, and the condamine earless dragon.
  • The government has also upgraded the conservation status of several species, including the swift parrot, regent honeyeater, and leadbeater’s possum, from endangered to critically endangered.

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