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The Species Recovery Information Gateway—The Spring

Assessing yellow-bellied glider habitat. Photo: Tablelands National Park Volunteers

Assessing yellow-bellied glider habitat. Photo: Tablelands National Park Volunteers

The Spring provides information about the conservation and recovery of Queensland’s native plant and animal species, particularly those at risk of extinction.

The Spring provides useful resources and tools for groups and individuals involved with species recovery.

Many species need our help, and the best way to recover species is for people to work together on common goals. The Spring can help you find out how this is already happening in Queensland, how much more still needs to be done, and how you can help.

Measuring a Johnstone River turtle. Photo: Ewe Mertens

Measuring a Johnstone River turtle. Photo: Ewe Mertens

This first version of The Spring presents information from the Back on Track species prioritisation framework. You can search for a species, threat or action or find lists of species, threats and actions produced by Back on Track.

The Spring also presents information on species taxonomy and conservation status under either Queensland or Australian legislation (e.g. endangered, vulnerable, etc) from the Queensland Government’s WildNet database. Details of description, habitat, distribution, biology and ecology are also available for some species.

The range and depth of information provided by The Spring will continue to be updated and expanded. Future updates of The Spring will allow you to connect with other people involved in species recovery, contribute to forums on threatened species topics, and report on the progress of recovery actions.

The Spring is an initiative of the Threatened Species Unit of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. It replaces and builds upon the Recovery Actions Database (RAD)—the original application which provided information on species recovery generated by the Back on Track species prioritisation framework. In time, it is intended that the reporting functions of RAD will be integrated into The Spring.

Read the frequently asked questions to find out more about The Spring.

Species lists for particular areas (e.g. national parks, local government areas) or areas generated by using coordinates are available through Wildlife Online. Other species profile information and wildlife information can be accessed from the Queensland Government website.


Threatened Species Unit
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Last updated
5 January 2015