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Threatened ecological communities

An ecological community is a group of trees, shrubs and understorey plants that occur together in a particular area. An Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) is an ecological community at risk of extinction unless threats affecting these areas are managed and reduced. As a consequence both the NSW and Commonwealth governments have legislation relating to the protection of EECs.

In NSW they are listed under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) and if also threatened at a national level under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The following EEC's are found in the Murray region