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Extent of threatened species.
Target (SHOROC Region)
No increase or a reduction in threatened species.
What is the current situation/trend?
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|
|Endangered ecological communities||10||9||19|
- 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