dissected nature of the Blue Mountains and the changes
in the altitude and aspect are responsible for the development
of the variety of the specialist niches in the environment.
Plants and animals cannot survive in isolation and the
complexity of the interrelating species is only just becoming
to be understood. Humans depend on the huge array of genetically
diverse species to foster our coexistence.
genetic variety and consequent adaptation, humanity may
well disappear from the planet. Within the blue Mountains
are major vegetation groups ranging from complex heath
lands, tall open forests, warm temperate rainforest,
extremely important hanging swamps.
programs and bush regeneration works are being undertaken
in the Blue Mountains by National Parks and Wildlife
and the Blue Mountains City Council in an attempt to
try help turn back the effects of urbanisation on the
environment and maintain the diversity of both plants
and animals in the region.
Parks & Wildlife Service, National Park Shop
and Information, Heritage
Centre, End of Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath. Phone: +61 (02) 4787 8877.
9am to 4.15pm every day except Christmas Day