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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
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Biodiversity

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Threatened fauna species(a)

Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of threatened fauna species from 312 in 2000 to 427 in 2009.

Of the list of threatened fauna species in 2009, just under half (46%) were listed as vulnerable, around two-fifths (41%) were listed as endangered or critically endangered, and just over one in ten (13%) were listed as extinct.

(a) The conservation status category, 'Conservation dependent' is not shown as this category was not used until December 2006 and only had three species in 2009. (b) Includes 'Extinct in the wild.' (c) 'Critically endangered'. This conservation status category was not used until October 2001.

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Threatened flora species
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Protected terrestrial areas
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