Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, March 2011
Product code: BIO136.0211
About this fact sheet
Since European settlement, most of the Coolibah – Black Box Woodlands of the Darling Riverine Plains and the Brigalow Belt South Bioregions ecological community has been cleared, or degraded by changes to flooding regimes, weed invasion, and in some circumstances heavy grazing and drift of herbicides and pesticides. The patches that remain in good condition are now protected under Australia’s national environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), as an endangered ecological community.