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Nandewar - bioregional-scale conservation

A small proportion (43,038.72 hectares, or 2.07 per cent) of the NSW part of the Nandewar Bioregion is managed under various conservation regimes. Of these, the majority is land managed under the provisions of the NPW Act 1974 as national parks or nature reserves. These occupy 40,657.46 hectares or 1.97 per cent of the bioregion. These parks and reserves include Kwiambal National Park, which is almost entirely within the bioregion, as is the majority of Mt Kaputar National Park.

Three wilderness areas (Wilderness Act 1987) Grattai, Nandewar and Rusden have been declared over Mt Kaputar National Park, and together occupy 28,790.73 hectares or 1.39 per cent of the bioregion. The Torrington State Recreation Area takes up only a small portion of the Nandewar Bioregion, occupying 11.32 hectares or 0.001 per cent of the bioregion, the largest portion falling in the adjacent New England Tableland Bioregion.

There are no Aboriginal areas, no historic sites, no reserves, no state recreation areas and no regional parks in the bioregion.

No voluntary conservation agreements have been entered into with landholders, but there are 3 wildlife refuges that occur on properties occupying 1,890.48 hectares or 0.09 per cent of the bioregion. Landholders on 4 properties have entered into property agreements (NVC Act 1997). The conservation zone of these agreements occupies 137.06 hectares or 0.01 per cent of the bioregion.

One flora reserve, Mehi, is managed under the provisions of the Forestry Act 1916, and occupies 48.77 hectares or 0.002 per cent of the bioregion. State forests managed primarily for forestry activities under the Forestry Act 1916 occupy 41,625.31 hectares or 2.01 per cent of the bioregion.

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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