Mitchell's Rainforest Snail in Stotts Island Nature Reserve - critical habitat declaration

The endangered Mitchell's Rainforest Snail (Thersites mitchellae) is found only in remnant areas of lowland forest between Ballina and Tweed Heads in north-east NSW. Stotts Island Nature Reserve, in the Tweed River near Murwillumbah, provides the largest single area of remaining habitat and largest known population of the species.

The NSW Minister for the Environment has declared Stotts Island Nature Reserve as critical habitat for this species under the Threatened Species Conservation Act. This is the first critical habitat declaration in NSW and will contribute significantly to the conservation and recovery of the snail and its habitat.

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Page last updated: 13 December 2013