Plants and animals

Plants and animals

Council’s LGA sits in a region known to have extremely high biodiversity made possible by its landscape and climate. North Eastern NSW and South East QLD is in an overlay between tropical and temperate ecosystems known as the Macleay – McPherson Overlap. It is the southern most limit for many tropical species as well as being the northern most limit for many temperate species. There are 413 species, five populations and 18 ecological communities listed as endangered or vulnerable in the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA) area. This is a large area that extends from the Camden Haven River in the south to the Queensland border and 160 km inland.

Flying Foxes

Council is committed to the management of flying foxes around the Richmond Valley Shire Council.

Companion Animals

As a responsible pet owner you are required to keep your animals details up-to-date. Change of address and/or change of ownership forms must be completed and lodged with council.

Indian Myna Birds

Indian Myna birds have the potential to cause significant negative impacts on biodiversity.

Pandanus Trees at Risk

Presently our iconic Pandanus trees within Ballina Shire are at risk from dieback.

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