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Threatened species

Koala, Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens population - NSW North Coast: Distribution and vegetation associations

Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Last updated: 01 Dec 2017

Distribution of the species within this region

The Koala, Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens population is known or predicted to occur in the following sub-regions of the NSW North Coast Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia.

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IBRA sub-region  Known or predictedGeographic restrictions within region
Karuah Manning Known None

Vegetation formations, classes and types

In this region the Koala, Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens population - NSW North Coast is known to be associated with the following vegetation formations and classes. Click on a name to get background information about it.

  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrub/grass sub-formation)
    • Hunter-Macleay Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Ironbark - Spotted Gum - Prickly-leaved Paperbark shrubby open forest of the Lower Hunter
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Broad-leaved Mahogany - Red Bloodwood heathy low open forest on hills at Nelson Bay
      • Spotted Gum - Narrow-leaved Ironbark-Red Ironbark shrub - grass open forest of the central and lower Hunter
      • Spotted Gum - Red Ironbark - Grey Gum shrub - grass open forest of the Lower Hunter
      • Spotted Gum - Red Ironbark - Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Grey Box shrub-grass open forest of the lower Hunter
    • North-west Slopes Dry Sclerophyll Woodlands
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Native Olive shrubby open forest of the central and upper Hunter
  • Dry sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • Coastal Dune Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Red Bloodwood - Smooth-barked Apple heathy woodland on coastal sands of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Scribbly gum - Wallum Banksia - Prickly-leaved Paperbark heathy coastal woodland on coastal lowlands
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt - Old Man Banksia woodland on coastal sands of the Central and Lower North Coast
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt heathy open forest of the Tomaree Peninsula
      • Smooth-barked Apple - White Stringybark - Red Mahogany - Melaleuca sieberi shrubby open forest on lowlands of the lower North Coast
    • Sydney Coastal Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Scribbly Gum - Red Bloodwood - Angophora inopina heathy woodland on lowlands of the Central Coast
      • Scribbly Gum - Red Bloodwood - Old Man Banksia heathy woodland of southern Central Coast
      • Smooth-barked Apple - Red Bloodwood - Brown Stringybark - Hairpin Banksia heathy open forest of coastal lowlands
    • Sydney Hinterland Dry Sclerophyll Forests
      • Grey Gum - Smooth-barked Apple - Blue-leaved Stringybark shrub - grass open forest on coastal ranges of the Sydney Basin
  • Forested wetlands
    • Coastal Floodplain Wetlands
      • Parramatta red gum - Fern-leaved banksia - Melaleuca sieberi swamp woodland of the Tomaree Peninsula
      • Swamp Oak swamp forest fringing estuaries, Sydney Basin Bioregion and South East Corner Bioregion
    • Coastal Swamp Forests
      • Broad-leaved Paperbark - Swamp Mahogany - Swamp Oak - Saw Sedge swamp forest of the Central Coast and Lower North Coast
      • Broad-leaved Paperbark - Swamp Oak - Saw Sedge swamp forest on coastal lowlands of the Central Coast and Lower North Coast
      • Paperbark swamp forest of the coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Swamp Mahogany - Broad-leaved Paperbark - Saw Sedge - Yellow Marsh Flower swamp forest of coastal lowlands
      • Swamp Mahogany - Broad-leaved Paperbark - Swamp Water Fern - Plume Rush swamp forest on coastal lowlands of the Central Coast and Lower North Coast
      • Swamp Mahogany - Flax-leaved Paperbark swamp forest on coastal lowlands of the Central Coast
      • Swamp Mahogany swamp forest on coastal lowlands of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
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  • Grassy woodlands
    • Coastal Valley Grassy Woodlands
      • Bull Oak grassy woodland of the central Hunter Valley
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Bull Oak - Grey Box shrub - grass open forest of the central and lower Hunter
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Grey Box - Spotted Gum shrub - grass woodland of the central and lower Hunter
      • Narrow-leaved Ironbark - Grey Box grassy woodland of the central and upper Hunter
  • Rainforests
    • Dry Rainforests
      • Shatterwood - Giant Stinging Tree - Yellow Tulipwood dry rainforest of the NSW North Coast Bioregion and northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
    • Littoral Rainforests
      • Tuckeroo - Yellow Tulipwood - Red fruited Olive Plum Littoral Rainforest of the lower North Coast
    • Northern Warm Temperate Rainforests
      • Weeping Lilly Pilly - Water Gum riparian warm temperate rainforest of the lower North Coast
  • Wet sclerophyll forests (grassy sub-formation)
    • Northern Hinterland Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Rough-barked Apple - Turpentine - ferny tall open forest of the Central Coast
      • Rough-barked Apple - Forest Oak - Grey Gum grassy woodland on sandstone ranges of the Sydney Basin
      • Rough-barked Apple - Grey Gum grassy open forest of the hinterland hills of the Central Coast, Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Tallowwood - Small-fruited Grey Gum - Kangaroo Grass grassy tall open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Smooth-barked Apple - Blackbutt grass tall open forest of the Central and lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Spotted Gum - Grey Gum grassy tall open forest of the lower North Coast
      • Turpentine - Rough-barked Apple - Forest Oak moist shrubby tall open forest of the Central Coast
      • Turpentine - Rough-barked Apple - Mountain Blue Gum shrubby open forest on ranges of the Sydney Basin
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  • Wet sclerophyll forests (shrubby sub-formation)
    • North Coast Wet Sclerophyll Forests
      • Blackbutt - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany shrubby tall open forest of coastal ranges, northern Sydney Basin Bioregion
      • Blackbutt - Turpentine - Sydney Blue Gum mesic tall open forest on ranges of the Central Coast
      • Flooded Gum - Brush Box - Tallowwood mesic tall open forest on ranges of the lower North Coast
      • Large-fruited Grey Gum - White Mahogany shrub - grass open forest on the slopes of Barrington Tops and lower North Coast
      • Sydney Blue Gum - Lilly Pilly mesic tall open forest of coastal ranges and tablelands escarpment
      • Tallowwood - Brush Box - Sydney Blue Gum moist shrubby tall open forest on foothills of the lower North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Narrow-leaved White Mahogany open forest of the hinterland ranges of the North Coast
      • Tallowwood - Sydney Blue Gum shrub - grass tall open forest on ranges of lower North Coast
      • White Mahogany - Turpentine moist shrubby tall open forest
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