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Broken Hill Complex - bioregional-scale conservation

As with many of the NSW bioregions, the Broken Hill Complex Bioregion has a low conservation status in terms of overall area under conservation management, amounting to 96,078 hectares or 2.52 per cent of the bioregion. The range of conservation mechanisms deployed is also relatively small.

As with most of the bioregions, national parks and nature reserves make the largest contribution in terms of overall area. Mutawinji National Park and Mutawinji Nature Reserve lie wholly in the bioregion and these, together with parts of Kinchega National Park, occupy 79,965 hectares or 2.10 per cent of the bioregion.

With an area of 47,895 or 1.26 per cent of the bioregion, the Mootwingee Wilderness Area provides additional protection to part of Mutawinji National Park due to its declaration under the Wilderness Act 1987.

Of other possible conservation tenures under the NPW Act 1974, Mutawinji Historic Site occupies 0.02 per cent of the bioregion but there are no Aboriginal areas, no state recreation areas and no regional parks in the bioregion.

No voluntary conservation agreements have been entered into by landholders in the Broken Hill Complex Bioregion although wildlife refuges have been established by at least two landholders. These occupy 15,516 hectares or 0.41 per cent of the bioregion. Six additional wildlife refuges will soon be added to the bioregion.

No property agreements (NVC Act 1997) have been entered into with landholders in the bioregion.

The bioregion has no land managed under the Forestry Act 1916.

Note: This information is an extract from 'The Bioregions of New South Wales: their biodiversity, conservation and history' (2003) NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville and the data is current for 2003, the date of the publication.

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Parks and reserves in this bioregion



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