Threatened species in the Blue Mountains

Our Local Government Area contains approximately 10 percent of the listed threatened species in New South Wales.

The high percentage is a result of:

  • the high biodiversity of the area
  • the large number of endemic species, and
  • the ongoing impacts of urban development (such as land clearing, urban runoff, sedimentation, habitat disturbance and weed invasion).

We are committed to reversing this situation through sensitive urban planning, a strong environmental program and by fostering community involvement in biodiversity conservation.  This includes Bushcare, Landcare, Swampcare and the Bush Backyards programs. 

We employ an Environmental Scientist who delivers an annual threatened species recovery program in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage “Save our Species” program.

This focuses on threatened species which are endemic (ie only occurring in the Blue Mountains) or that have a stronghold in the Blue Mountains.

This includes the Blue Mountains Water Skink, the Giant Dragonfly, the Dwarf Mountain Pine, Callistemon megalongensis (the Megalong Valley Bottlebrush), Persoonia acerosa and Pultenaea glabra

How can you help?

Join your local Bushcare, Landcare or Swampcare group.  Go to Conservation Volunteers for more information.
Plant a bush friendly garden without invasive species and control weeds on your property. For more information check out our Weed management page.