Cover: GREY-HEADED FLYING FOX. Bruce Thomson
All native animals are special to Logan. However, there are a few stand-out significant species that need to be highlighted for our attention. This brochure will help you discover the significant animal species that live in Logan, what they look like, what they eat, where they live in our local area and what threatens their existence.
Some of the following native animals are recorded in Logan as either near threatened, vulnerable or endangered under Queensland Law (specifically under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, herein referred to as the NC Act).
Additionally, some of the following species are listed as vulnerable or endangered under the Australian Government’s federal Law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). These two forms of legislation provide a legal framework to protect and manage state and nationally significant plants and animals (also known as flora and fauna).
The animals in this booklet are considered significant as there are not a lot of these animals left in the wild. Each species has been subjected to a range of situations which has led to their decline, however in general there are a range of common processes which threaten their survival.
- habitat loss and/or modification, including loss of nesting, shelter and foraging habitat
- competition, predation and/or injuries by feral species, including foxes, rabbits, cane toads as well as domestic and feral cats and dogs
- motor vehicle strikes causing injury or death
- waterway and wetland modification, degradation and pollution
- changes in fire regimes.