These impacts have contributed to the decline of threatened fauna such as the Southern Brown Bandicoot, Long-nosed Potoroo, Heath Mouse, Eastern Pygmy Possum and Yellow-bellied Glider; plus a wide range of threatened woodland birds including the southeastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and Black-chinned Honeyeater.
The region also supports more than more than 100 species of orchid, ten of which are listed as nationally threatened.
Near-coastal wetlands in high rainfall areas tend to persist during times of drought and provide an important refuge for many bird species that range widely across the region, including the iconic Brolga.
We are working to protect and enhance these wetlands from unrestricted stock access and invasive weeds.
We are also working closely with plantation companies and other private landholders to protect high value habitats and enhance connectivity in this landscape.
Glenelg Woodlands and Wetlands
This priority landscape supports ecosystems ranging from tall,
wet forests to open heathlands and grassy woodlands. However,
it has suffered disproportionate loss of herb-rich and grassy open woodlands that occur on more fertile soils.