Key threatening processes
are the things that threaten - or could threaten -
the survival or evolutionary development of species, populations, or ecological communities. They are listed
in the Threatened Species Conservation Act,
- Pest animals. Introduced animal species can compete with, and prey upon, native animals. They can
also damage native plants and degrade natural habitats
- Weeds. Weeds compete with native plants for resources such as light and nutrients. They can
aggressively invade areas, displacing native plants and animals
- Diseases. Exotic fungal infections, viruses and other pathogens can weaken and
kill native species.
- Habitat loss/change. From large-scale land clearing to the gathering of bushrock for suburban gardens,
humans have degraded many native environments across the state.
The list below shows the 37
key threatening processes listed in NSW. Click on the links
to find out more about each threatening process and the species it threatens. You can also find
general information on weeds, pests and other threats
on the NPWS website.
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