Threatened Species Projects
TNRM are working to protect threatened animal and plant species and preserve the
rich biodiversity of the Northern Territory
Threatened species throughout the Northern Territory are a key natural asset that need to be protected. Preserving and establishing the habitat and resources our threatened species depend on is vital to ensure that our threatened plant and animal species contiue to thrive and maintain the Territory's rich biodiversity and delicate ecosystem.
There are 115 threatened animal species and 78 threatened plant species that need protecting throughout the Northern Territory. Key threats to these species include mining, land development and the 7 feral animals and 15 weeds of national signifcance across the Territory.
A PLAN FOR ACTION
Protecting the NT's threatened plant and animal species is a key priority of the NT NRM Plan.
It is critical that threatened species management is integrated with strong links between research, monitoring and on-ground action. Through this, progress can be documented and compared against key indicators in various threatened species action plans, including those listed in the NT NRM Plan.