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Mulga Lands - bioregional-scale conservation

The Mulga Lands Bioregion has, along with the majority of NSW bioregions, less than 20 per cent of its area managed in conservation tenures. Together, they occupy about 157,428 hectares or 2.40 per cent of the bioregion.

Tenures provided for under the NPW Act 1974, and specifically national parks and nature reserves, are responsible for the majority of land included in conservation.

The bioregion supports three reserves protected under the NPW Act 1974: Nocoleche Nature Reserve, Peery National Park and a small section of the Culgoa National Park, most of which is found in the adjacent Darling Riverine Plains Bioregion. Together these occupy an area of 114,170 hectares or 1.74 per cent of the bioregion. None of these reserves is also managed as wilderness under the Wilderness Act 1987.

There are no Aboriginal areas, no historic sites, no state recreation areas and no regional parks in the bioregion. No voluntary conservation agreements have been entered into with landholders, but there are 8 wildlife refuges, which are held on properties occupying about 43,258 hectares or 0.66 per cent of 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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