Several animals are significant to the Northern Beaches although they may not be listed as a threatened species. Some are however, also vulnerable to extinction. Find out more about some of our locally significant animals in the profiles below.

Creating a Backyard Habitat provides tips on enhancing the habitat value of your backyard, to help protect our native animals.

Criteria for local significance include:

  • Known to be in local decline and/or not found in former ranges of the Sydney area, e.g. the Long-Nosed Bandicoot.
  • Rarely recorded outside of National Parks e.g. the Feather-tailed Glider.
  • The Northern Beaches is the limit of their range e.g. the Noisy Pitta.

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