Endangered: Critical Endangered Species of the Central West Photos


For a country with some of the most unique species on this planet, many, including those in the central West, are facing extinction.

The report found that the world's estimated 5.9 million land-based species, more than 500,000 have insufficient habitat for long-term surveillance.

The central west is far from immune to extinction, with 12 species listed as critically endangered and a further 147 listed as endangered.

The yellow-spotted tree frog, the honeymoon regent and the squatter pigeon (southern subspecies) are among the critically endangered animals in the area.

Among the plants and shrubs on the same list are the Megalong Valley Bottlebrush, Diuramana finger orchid and the Holly-leaf greyvilla.

While the Artesian Springs Ecological Community, which includes Niger, Narromine and Tougard, has also been listed as endangered.

The UN Report also stated three native Australian species have become extinct during the last decade and scientists said March 17 could be wiped out in the next 20 years.

Charles Sturt University, Environmental Lecturer in Environmental Education, Dr. John Referee said a new approach to the environment is needed.

"We have to hold a river just like water … it's an ecological community, it's very complicated, it's just a body of water," he said.

Dr Raferty urged people not only to look at the economic impacts of their decisions, but also on the environmental ones.

He said that it is now time to consider the moral problems of damage to the environment caused by humans.

"We need to ask & # 39; when are you going to change and when are we going to make things better for all & # 39 ;," said Dr Rafferty.

"How we make things better for the environment and for those who look after it."

Critically endangered in the central West

* Information from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Megalong Valley Bottlebrush

  • Plant – shrub
  • A bottlenose bush to 4.5 m with a tight 30-45 mm sheet. Flowers in spikes of 40-50, 35 mm wide, with pinkish purple stamens. Fruit 5mm long. The correct identification of this species is largely reliant on it being in flower and it may be easily mistaken for the locally common species callistemon citrine.
  • Plant – shrub
  • Shrub or small tree at 25m high with reddish / brown, fissured bark. Young stems densely covered in fine hairs. Leaves 5-10 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, upper surface green and sparsely hairy, lower surface paler and sparsely densely hairy. Leaves strongly 3-veined from base with moderately dense, translucent oil dots. Petiole 4-9 mm long. Inflorescences 1-3 per axil, usually 3-flame with petals 4-6 mm in diameter. And white. Diameter of fruit globules, 5-8 mm diameter, red turning black.
  • Animal – amphibians
  • The bell frogs are large, long-lived and mostly aquatic tree frogs with only fingers and toes. The Yellow Spotted Bell Frog is different from other members of the group by its fully webbed toes and yellow spots on the greens and back of the thighs. Otherwise, it is marbled green and gold, with black spots. This sampling is very important, but the pale green mid-back stripe is unvarnishing. The larger females can be up to 9 cm long. The call is a series of loud, droning grants, like a remote motorbike. The tadpoles are large, growing at about 8 cm, with a pinkish-gray body and yellowish fins.
  • Animal – bird
  • The hardener of the Regent is a striking, distinctive, medium-sized, black and yellow honeymoon with a sturdy, curved bill. Adults weigh 35 – 50 grams, are 20 – 24 cm long and have a wing-pan of 30 cm. His head, neck, neck, upper breast and bill are black and the back and lower breasts are pale lemon with a black scalloped pattern. Its flight and tail feathers are bright yellow. It is a characteristic patch of dark pink or cream-colored facial skin around the eye. Sexes are similar, although males are larger, darker and have a larger facial skin patch. The call is a song like a soft metallic bell; Birds are most vocal in non-breeding season. It was recently put in the genus Anthoachaera, along with the Vatalbirds, and was formerly known as Xanthomyza phrygia.
  • Plant – Orchard
  • Caledenia Attenata is an unusually tall terrestrial orchid, 24cm high with white flowers, usually 10mm across. The dorsal septum (back flower part) is shabby, the column is shod; The labellum's midlobe (distinctive median petal) has quite wrinkled margins. Spring orchid flowers, usually between October and November.
  • Plant – shrub
  • A small, compact, spreading boiler, up to 1m high, grows as a stake of individual plants. Leaves are 15-25 mm long, 5-10 mm wide, dark green and glossy, with a paler lower surface. Flowers are 12-15 mm long, white to yellowish-white with purple to dark-colored moss markings on the inner surface of the tube.
  • Plant – shrub
  • A severe shrub that grows to 1-2.5m high. The claws (stems with foliage leaves reduced or absent) are flattened, glaucous green and range from 8 to 14 mm wide. Page weight is present and ranges from 1.5-1.9mm long. The flowers, which can be seen from September through to October, are yellow with red markings, except for the cool (the pair of petals below the flower) that is dark red. The pods are oblong in shape.
  • Plant – herbs and pearls
  • Euphrasia is a direct annual herb ranging from 20 to 35 cm. Communally, the Euphrasia are commonly known as & quot; Eyebrows & # 39;. The branches are densely covered with sharp hair and the leaf margins usually have 2-4 pairs of teeth. The flowers vary in color from white to lilac with yellow, and are applied to flower spikes of 50-90 flowers.
  • Plants – shurbs
  • The hilly-leaf greyvale is a bit of medium spreading to build silently. The flowers are born in short one sided heads 2-5 cm long. The perianth (the outer envelope of the flower) is pale green to gray in color. The pistol is 19-25 mm long or red, or rarely pink, orange or pale yellow. The leaves are approximately 2-7 cm long and 0.8-3.5 cm wide.

Squater Dove (Southern Subspecies)

  • Animal – Birds
  • Squatter pigeons are medium-sized ground-dwelling pianos. They are brown with black and white markings on the face and a blue-gray breast bordered below by a white & # 39; V & # 39;. The mottled brown wings have a metallic green and purple patch.

Artesian Springs Ecological Community in the Great Artesian Basin

  • Community – Threatened ecological communities
  • Naturally limited to the Artesian Springs of the Great Artesian Basin in the north-west NSW. The springs appear where Artesian water emerges from the surface through fault-lines in the overlaying rock and producing mounds of salts and sediments as the water evaporates. The vegetation within the community often consists of seaweeds or similar vegetation, however, trees and shrubs may be adjacent to the springs or nearby.

Mulled and Mulled-Brombo-dominated woodland and shrubbery, missing Triodia, in the NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion

  • Community – Threatened ecological communities
  • Meadow and Maldives-bromobush dominated woodland and Shroballand, lacking in Triodia, in the South West Slough, Biorgion, connected to the structure of tall meadow woodland with an open to middle-dense heath layer and land cover (sparsess perhaps an artefact of grazing history) To open or close the dense mallberry leaf with or without bromobush (Melaleuca uncinata). Three variants have been described (Benson 2008) as distributed communities, based on the hydrological composition and their tendency to fall into several different countries. These are the 355: Bull Mallee-White Mallee's high mallowed woodland on red sandy lamb soils in the central western slopes of NSW & # 39; Id 177: Blue Mulled-Bull Mulled-Green Mollusc Highly Mulled Shrubland of the West Vialong Region, NSW South Western Slopes Bioregion & # 39;, and & l39; 178th bromomush-green mole-blue malleus Tall Shrobond on Stony Rises in the NSW South West Sloughs Bioregion & # 39; Benson noted, however, that the units do so. The floristic composition of the kettle and soil cover is widely used, and overlapping, variability and density variability and flakistic composition of the shrub and earth layer may be a consequence of grazing history.

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