Student Projects

This page is provided to assist students undertaking tertiary studies in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science etc. in choosing projects that contribute towards an improved understanding and management of threatened species in Victoria.

Management Statements are similar to Flora Fauna Guarantee Action Statements and are intended for inclusion on the SWIFFT as well as being forwarded to appropriate management agencies. For FFG listed species a Management Statement may also be considered to form the basis of a draft FFG Action Statement. These types of documents play an important role in increasing our awareness and understanding of threatened species ecology, threats and actions required.

If you decide to undertake a Management Statement please follow the FFG Action Statement format, taking a whole of Victoria view,

The following list contains threatened species which could be available for the preparation of a Management Statement. Please Contact Us to request projects. 

Threatened Mammals Project List

Threatened Birds Project List

Threatened Reptiles & Amphibians Project List

Threatened Fish Project List

Threatened Invertebrates Project List


Please note that where a person's name is indicated the species is already allocated


Victorian conservation status

EW Extinct in Wild
RX Regionally Extinct
CR Critically Endangered
EN Endangered
VU Vulnerable
NT Near Threatened
DD Data Deficient



Threatened Mammals Project List

Common name Scientific name Status  
Gile's Planigale Planigale gilesi NT  
Little Broad-nosed Bat Scotorepens greyii NT  
Mallee Ningaui Ningaui yvonneae NT  
Mitchell's Hopping-mouse Notomys mitchelli NT  
Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus NT  
South-eastern Long-eared Bat Nyctophilus corbeni EN  
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus NT  


Threatened Birds Project List

Common name Scientific name Status  
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis australis CR  
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU  
Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella NT  
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla VU  
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU  
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans NT  
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens NT  
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa VU  
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia NT  
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Hylacola pyrrhopygia VU  
Chestnut Quail-thrush Cinclosoma castanotus NT  
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix NT  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos VU  
Crested Bellbird Oreoica gutturalis NT  
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata NT  
Elegant Parrot Neophema elegans VU  
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur VU  
Fairy Tern Sterna nereis EN  
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT  
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii CR  
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola EN  
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes CR  
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica EN  
Inland Dotterel Charadrius australis VU  
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus CR  
Little Button-quail Turnix velox NT  
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT  
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT  
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fuva VU  
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos NT  
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygia NT  
Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax VU  
Red Knot Calidris canutus EN  
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT  
Rufous Fieldwren Calamanthus campestris NT  
Sanderling Calidris alba NT  
Slender-billed Thornbill Acanthiza iredalei NT  
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittata VU  
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT  
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT  
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus EN  
Western Whipbird Psophodes nigrogularis CR  
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus VU  
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT  
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina VU  
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata NT  
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus NT  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola VU  


Reptiles & Amphibians Project List

Common name Scientific name Status
Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU  
Broad-shelled Turtle Chelodina expansa EN  
Carpet Python Morelia spilota metcalfei EN  
Dwarf Burrowing Skink Lerista timida EN  
Glossy Grass Skink Pseudemoia rawlinsoni VU  
Grassland Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis pinguicolla CR  
Heath Skink Liopholis multiscutata CR  
Hooded Scaly-foot Pygopus nigriceps CR  
Mallee Worm-Lizard Aprasia aurita VU  
Masters' Snake Drysdalia mastersii EN  
Millewa Skink Hemiergis millewae CR  
Patch-nosed Brown Snake Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha NT  
Pink-tailed Worm-Lizard Aprasia parapulchella EN  
Port Lincoln Snake Suta spectabilis VU  
Red-naped Snake Furina diadema VU  
Samphire Skink Morethia adelaidensis EN  
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius EN  
Tussock Skink Pseudemoia pagenstecheri VU  


Threatened Freshwater Fish Project List

Common name Scientific name Status
Flat-headed Galaxias Galaxias rostratus VU  
Freshwater Catfish Tandanus tandanus EN  
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii peelii VU  
Murray Hardyhead Craterocephalus fluviatilis CR
Silver Perch Bidyanus bidyanus VU  


Threatened Invertebrates Project List

Common name Scientific name Status
Amethyst Hairstreak butterfly (Icilius Blue) Jalmenus icilius rare  
Bullant Myrmecia sp. 17 VU  
Caddisfly (5008) Archaeophylax canarus rare  
Caddisfly (5024) Taskiria otwayensis EN  
Calanoid copepod (5030) Boekella nyoraensis rare  
Ghost Shrimp Eucalliax tooradin    
Glenelg Freshwater Mussel Hyridella glenelgensis -  
Land snail species Pernagera gatliffi
Large Ant Blue Butterfly Acrodipsas brisbanensis rare  
Large Brown Azure Butterfly Ogyris idmo halmaturia EN  
Metallic Green Carpenter Beetle Xylocopa aeratus EX  
Reddish-orange Sun moth Synemon jcara VU  
Sea-cucumber species Thyone nigra -  
Silvered Skipper Hesperilla crypsargyra lesouefi rare  
Small Ant Blue Butterfly Acrodipsas myrmecophila EN  
Small Orange-spotted Sun moth Synemon discalis
Water beetle Hygrobia australasiae -  
Western Bright-eyed Brown butterfly Heteronympha cordace wilsoni VU  


Source: Victorian Threatened Species Advisory Lists 

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