MANY unique species are facing extinction throughout the world and some are found close to home.
The United Nations released a report that warned close to one million species are facing extinction around the world.
The report has found that of the world's estimated 5.9 million land based species, more than 500,000 have insufficient habitat for long-term survival.
Wagga has not escaped the growing reality of extinction with six species listed as critically endangered, 48 as endangered and a further 101 listed as vulnerable.
The city has been included in the Southern Western slopes region, which encompasses the towns found from Albury and up to Wellington and Griffth and across to Tumut.
The regent honeyeater - known to the Wagga area - has been listed as a critically endangered animal.
Among the plants and shrubs on the list are the Bossiaea fragrans and Holly leaf grevillea.
A NSW Environment and Heritage spokeswoman said the state government's Saving our Species program has 10 active projects in the Riverina electorate to protect threatened species and ecological communities
These include five plants, two birds, one frog, one invertebrate and one ecological community.
The spokeswoman said the vulnerable superb parrot was just one of the projects in place.
"The beautiful superb parrot is a much-loved threatened woodland bird that has galvanised community action to help protect and re-establish key habitats, particularly large trees with hollows that provide nesting habitat," she said.
"The funding (for this project) aims to support farmers and land managers to look after superb parrot habitat."
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