SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Key Indicator

Extent of threatened species.

Target (SHOROC Region)

No increase or a reduction in threatened species.

What is the current situation/trend?

not available Indicator trend not yet available

The NSW Government website Threatened species, populations and ecological communities of NSW  lists threatened species located with NSW Catchment Management Authority (CMA) subregions. Two of these CMA subregions are applicable to the SHOROC Region as follows:

  • Sydney Metro (Pittwater B) CMA Subregion – covering Mosman, Manly and Warringah Local Government Areas (LGA’s)
  • Hawkesbury Nepean (Pittwater) CMA Subregion – covering Pittwater LGA

The following table provides a summary of the number and level of threat of various categories of threatened species within the SHOROC Region as follows:

Summary of Threatened Species for the SHOROC REGION                                                                 (Hawkesbury Nepean (Pittwater) GMA Subregion & Sydney Metro (Pittwater B) CMA Subregion 
Level of Threat Sydney Metro (Pittwater B) CMA Subregion: Number of Species  Hawkesbury/Nepean (Pittwater) CMA Subregion: Number of Species Total:
Critically endangered ecological community 1 0 1
Critically endangered  6 5 11
Endangered ecological communities 10 9 19
Endangered populations 7 2 9
Endangered  43 20 63
Vulnerable  79 36 115
Total: 146 72 218

* Threatened species, populations and ecological communities of NSW  data extracted February 2013 

Click here to view more detailed information behind that which is summarised in the above table:

  • Threatened species known or predicted to occur in the Sydney Metro (Pittwater B) CMA Subregion.
  • Threatened species known or predicted to occur in the Hawkesbury Nepean (Pittwater) CMA Subregion

Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

THE SHOROC Region is known for its diverse, beautiful natural environment of bushland, waterways, beaches and parks, which serve to support healthy ecosystems and are highly valued by the SHOROC community.

Degradation of our natural environment can be reflected through an increase in the number of threatened species. Hence, this indicator will monitor changes in the number of threatened species in the SHOROC Region overtime, to determine whether we are doing enough to protect our highly valued natural environment.

Updated July 2013