Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region covers approximately 780,000 ha with around 97,000 ha of native vegetation remaining. The region includes the Barossa, Mount Lofty Ranges, Fleurieu Peninsula, metropolitan Adelaide, 63 parks and reserves and significant areas of native vegetation on private land, roadsides and council reserves.
The region is effectively an island of habitat surrounded by desert and mallee. Its relatively high rainfall and hilly topography provide habitat for many threatened species and declining vegetation types. The region is home to many endemic species.
Work done by DEWNR's Biodiversity Conservation Unit (BCU) plans and coordinates biodiversity programs in the region. Undertaking research, planning and the management of threatened species and supporting private landholders in managing their areas of bush.
Conservation planning and management is guided by No Species Loss - A Nature Conservation Strategy for South Australia 2007-2017 and the Informing Biodiversity Conservation for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Region, South Australia (3.67mb pdf) document.
You can find out more about the flora and fauna under threat in this region: