Timber production forests and adjacent lands of the south-west slopes New South Wales were surveyed tor frogs and reptiles over three periods during 1994/95. Hand and aural surveys targeted the habitats of eight endangered species known from or considered likely to occur within the region. Eleven species of frog and eighteen species of reptile were located during the survey. but only one of these was a listed threatened species (with another being recorded incidentally after the survey period). However, the presence of suitable habitat indicated that four other threatened species could be present in the area. It is suggested that continued habitat alteration through gazing and agricultural practices may be having the greatest impact on the herpetotauna of the area and hat a suitable reserve system is required incorporating known a likely sites for each species. It is recommended that grazing should be phased out of some state forest areas and burning regimes modified to provide a diversity of habitats.
A survey for threatened herpetofauna of the south-west slopes of New South Wales
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Francis Lemckert; A survey for threatened herpetofauna of the south-west slopes of New South Wales. Australian Zoologist 1 April 1998; 30 (4): 492–500. doi: https://doi.org/10.7882/AZ.1998.015
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