Endangered ecological communities:
|Coastal Saltmarsh in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions|
|Cumberland Plain Woodland|
|Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest|
|Hunter Lowland Redgum Forest in the Sydney Basin and NSW North Coast Bioregions|
|Illawarra Lowlands Grassy Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
|Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
|Littoral Rainforest in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions|
|Lowland Rainforest on Floodplain in the NSW North Coast Bioregion|
|Milton Ulladulla Subtropical Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
|Moist Shale Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
|Mount Gibraltar Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
|Pittwater Spotted Gum Forest|
|Robertson Basalt Tall Open-forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
|Shale-sandstone Transition Forest|
|Subtropical Coastal Floodplain Forest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion|
|Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest of the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner Bioregions|
|Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplains of the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions|
|Western Sydney Dry Rainforest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion|
6. Bioclimatic modelling suggests that some tropical species of exotic vines and scramblers, such as Cryptostegia grandiflora, may become invasive in northern NSW as a result of climate change (Kriticos et al. 2003). Anthropogenic climate change is listed as a Key Threatening Process under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.
7. Invasion and establishment of exotic vines and scramblers is eligible to be listed as a key threatening process as, in the opinion of the Scientific Committee it adversely affects threatened species, populations or ecological communities, or could cause species, populations or ecological communities that are not threatened to become threatened.
Associate Professor Lesley Hughes
Proposed Gazettal date: 21/04/06
Exhibition period: 21/04/06 - 16/06/06
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