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Climate Change Corridors for Nandewar and New England Tablelands


This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

Mapping of corridors that may significant for buffering fauna from the impacts of Climate Change. Mapping based on a rapid desktop assessment. The data integrates best available information to delineate broad wildlife corridors along climatic gradients. The objective of the layer is to best delineate large-scale wildlife corridors that are significant for wildlife adaptation to the threatening processes of climate change. The work has been based on best available key habitat habitat, vegetation and corridors map layers and therefore represents areas of the landscape that contain high conservation values and high fauna corridor values.


This project was commissioned by the Conservation Partnerships, Parks and Wildlife Division to identify land areas for strategic establishment of Voluntary Conservation Agreements (VCA) and other private land conservation mechanisms to conserve critical areas within a network of large scale climate change corridors in the Northern Tablelands and Nandewar bioregions. The project has strong links to the "Alps to Atherton" (A2A) Climate Change Corridor and can be viewed as a regional interpretation of the A2A concept and function.

Dataset History

Climate Change corridors were primarily delineated by using a visual assessment of the landscape based on the spatial mapping of fauna corridors and key habitats as derived by Key Habitats and Corridors for forest fauna (Scotts, D 2003). Scotts (2003) and Key Habitats and Corridors for Nandewar (Andren 2004). An initial cut of areas was then refined and analysed using habitat models (Scotts, 2003), habitat quality models (Scotts, 2003), vegetation mapping (DECC 2004), altals records and visual checking using SPOT5 satellite imagery (2005). This stage of the project refined the boundaries of the broad corridors and assessed the significance of the corridors for forest fauna that were considered vulnerable to climate change effects. A process of expert review was carried out on the first output from the process.

Dataset Citation

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (2011) Climate Change Corridors for Nandewar and New England Tablelands. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 13 March 2019, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/d480bd52-c46a-41ae-bab8-0e8d7620160b.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Climate Change Corridors for Nandewar and New England Tablelands
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/ea443344-af06-4eee-883a-1d4de794baa3
Date Published 2016-03-30
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-30 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((152.2413 -31.65397, 152.2413 -28.57446, 149.9445 -28.57446, 149.9445 -31.65397, 152.2413 -31.65397))
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program