All native wildlife in Queensland is protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. This Act categorises threatened species according to how threatened they are, and what needs to be done in order to protect them.
Species (incorporating recent amendments to the Act) are classified into 'extinct in the wild', 'endangered', 'vulnerable', 'near-threatened' and 'least concern'.
The Gold Coast is home to a number of animals and plants that fall into one of these 'threatened species' categories. Over the years, the City has been involved in a number of research projects aimed at finding out more about these species, such as how and where they live, how we impact on them and how we can help them survive.
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