News from the Northern Plains Conservation Management Network is that on 8 September the Australian Government announced that the Northern Plains Grasslands have been listed as ‘critically endangered’ under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
The vegetation community has been titled ‘Natural Grasslands of the Murray Valley Plains’ which includes grassland environments on both the Patho and Avoca Plains and also stretches up into NSW. Critically endangered means that at the time of listing it is facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the immediate future. follow the link for a map of the area covered and more information. http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicshowcommunity.pl?id=117