Threatened and pest animals of Greater Southern Sydney
A major study to record the distribution and abundance of, and threats facing, native animals of the Greater Southern Sydney Region was undertaken by DECC and the Sydney Catchment Authority between 2002 and 2007. Project staff mapped fauna habitat, and surveyed animals and assessed their conservation status, in the bushland around southern Sydney, Wollongong and the southern Blue Mountains. The study provided much information to help the community ensure the long-term survival of these animals and reduce the impacts of pests.
- 23 September 2007
- Department of Environment and Climate Change
Threatened and pest animals of Greater Southern Sydney summarises the main findings of the study, providing information on the distribution and abundance of native animals in the region. It also informs people of actions they can take on their properties to help conserve these animals. It is intended for everyone interested in native animals and the pest animals that threaten them. This publication is produced below in pdf format (requires acrobat reader). Printed copies can be purchased online through NSW Government Shop or by phoning Environment Line on 1300 361 967.
Five technical reports containing detailed information on the results of the study are also available. These reports are for environmental consultants, students and professionals in environmental planning and management, and staff in councils and natural resource management agencies including the Hawkesbury-Nepean and Sydney Metropolitan catchment management authorities. There is also a CD containing copies of all technical reports along with GIS layers of habitat models, priority fauna habitats and fauna corridors.
The five reports are reproduced below in pdf format (requires acrobat reader). Printed copies are available &nbdash; phone Environment Line on 1300 361 967.
Terrestrial vertebrate fauna of the Greater Southern Sydney Region Background report
Terrestrial vertebrate fauna of the Greater Southern Sydney Region: Fauna of conservation concern and priority pest species
The fauna of the Warragamba Special Area: Summary of findings and recommendations
The fauna of the Metropolitan, O'Hares Creek and Woronora special areas: Summary of findings and recommendations
The fauna of the Blue Mountains Special Areas: Summary of findings and recommendations