Discover some of our State’s rarest wildlife

WA is home to some amazing species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Threats such as introduced predators, changing habitats and fragmented populations mean that some of our unique and iconic WA species are currently at risk of becoming extinct.

Investigate three of WA’s rarest species, uncover the threats they face and discover what is being done to help protect them.

These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and English.

BONUS: includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class

Click here to download to promotional poster for your staffroom.

What's Included?

Thanks to support from Chevron Australia, schools will not be invoiced.

Most schools* will automatically receive one class set inside the June 14, 21 & 28 editions of The Sunday Times (35 copies).

Includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class.

Please allow one to two days for delivery. Orders must be placed by 10am on the Friday prior to first delivery date. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate back orders.



June 14: Western Swamp Tortoise

A tiny tortoise facing a big problem. Why is the Western Swamp Tortoise Australia’s rarest reptile?

June 21: Carnaby’s Cockatoo

Although often seen and heard around metro WA, Carnaby’s Cockatoo numbers have rapidly declined in recent times. Once considered a pest, this species is now under threat.

June 28: Numbat

These unique creatures are not closely related to any living marsupial, and with less than 1000 numbats left in the wild, they are rarer than China’s Giant Panda.


Additional Resources

Celebrate WA’s amazing biodiversity through the camera lens.

Share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes!

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.

It’s easy to enter!

  • DISCOVER: Find out about WA’s unique species, the threats they face and how people can help.
  • PLAY: Grab a camera and spend some time developing your photography skills.
  • EXPLORE: Get outside and capture the diversity of our state’s plants, animals and landscapes.
  • SHARE: Compose a captivating caption that highlights the biodiversity story of your favourite photo. This competition closes on September 25.

Click here for more information and to enter.