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Refugia for biological diversity in arid and semi-arid Australia

Biodiversity Series, Paper No. 4
S.R. Morton, J. Short and R.D. Barker, with an Appendix by G.F. Griffin and G. Pearce
Biodiversity Unit
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1995

4. Foci of biological diversity in Western Australia (continued)

4.12. Yalgoo


36,115 km².

Primary land-use

Extensive sheep grazing.

National Parks and Nature Reserves

None identified.

Management problems

Land degradation due to over-grazing and to goats (Freudenberger 1993; Wilcox and Cunningham 1994).

ANZECC-listed species

No information.

Species that are regionally endemic

The skink Ctenotus alleni (Cogger 1992).

Relict populations

An agamid lizard Egernia stokesii badia (Cogger et al. 1993, pp. 97-9).

Other significant populations

Leigh et al. (1984) listed the plants Eriostemon nutans (p. 316) and Stylidium xanthopsis (p. 336).

Wetland sites

No information.


None identified.