Vegetation Map – Bioregional Conservation Status

This map shows the status of the native vegetation in the area. The red areas are the vegetation that is classed as endangered, orange = vulnerable. It is clear that projects to protect and enhance the quality of vegetation and link habitats in the area are of great importance.

Legend for Bioregional Conservation Status of Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVC)

Status

Criteria

Presumed Extinct

X

Probably no longer present in the bioregion (the accuracy of this resumption is limited by the use of remotely – sensed 1:100 000 scale woody vegetation cover mapping to determine depletion – grassland, open woodland and wetland types are particularly affected).

Endangered

E

Contracted to less than 10% of former range; OR
Less than 10% pre-European extent remains; OR
Combination of depletion, degradation, current threats and rarity is comparable overall to the above:

10 to 30% pre-European extent remains and severely degraded over a majority of this area; or

naturally restricted EVC reduced to 30% or less of former range and moderately degraded over a majority of this area; or

rare EVC cleared and/or moderately degraded over a majority of former area.

Vulnerable

V

10 to 30% pre-European extent remains; OR
Combination of depletion, degradation, current threats and rarity is comparable overall to the above:

greater than 30% and up to 50% pre-European extent remains and moderately degraded over a majority of this area; or

greater than 50% pre-European extent remains and severely degraded over a majority of this area; or

naturally restricted EVC where greater than 30% pre-European extent remains and moderately degraded over a majority of this area; or

rare EVC cleared and/or moderately degraded over a minority of former area.

Depleted

D

Greater than 30% and up to 50% pre-European extent remains; OR
Combination of depletion, degradation and current threats is comparable overall to the above and:

greater than 50% pre-European extent remains and moderately degraded over a majority of this area.

Rare

R

Rare EVC (as defined by geographic occurrence) but neither depleted, degraded nor currently threatened to an extent that would qualify as Endangered, Vulnerable or Depleted.

Least Concern

LC

Greater than 50% pre-European extent remains and subject to little to no degradation over a majority of this area.

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