We are conserving Nanya’s natural assets by:
- reducing grazing pressure on the land by closing ground tanks, goat control and ripping rabbit warrens. The tank closure is complemented by research into impacts on biodiversity;
- regenerating endangered flora and fauna communities by using exclusion fencing around critical communities;
- protecting the Malleefowl population by exotic predator control and monitoring their nest sites;
- environmental research into topics such as:
- factors affecting the distribution of plant and animal species including bats, birds, reptiles, ants and endangered plant species;
- the impacts of grazing, fire and flood;
characteristics and values of ‘old-growth’ mallee;
- island biogeography; and
- adaptation of plants to salinity and gypsophily.
- any Aboriginal cultural sites identified will be managed in consultation with the Barkindji community.
- conservation of European cultural heritage sites will be managed by guidelines established by the Burra Charter, and recommendations by recognised authorities in heritage conservation.
Nearly 400 flora and fauna species have been recorded at Nanya, of which nine have either not previously been recorded or, have restricted distribution in Western NSW.
There are 22 plant communities on Nanya of which two are dominated by species not previously recorded in NSW.
For more information on the ecology of the area see:
- Westbrooke, M. E., Miller, J. D. and Kerr, M. K. (1998). Vegetation and flora of the Scotia 1:100 000 map sheet, far western New South Wales. Cunninghamia, 5(3): 685-684.
- Westbrooke, M. (2012). The Pastoral History, Biological and Cultural Significance of the Scotia Country, far Western New South Wales. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 134.
- Conservation Research Education booklet (pdf, 3.3mb)