Monitoring and evaluation of plants and animals

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges (AMLR) region contains a rich variety of species in its natural landscapes. Natural Resources AMLR is working to protect the biodiversity of the region for future generations.

To help ensure a balance between use and protection of the region’s natural resources, Natural Resources AMLR monitors:

  • riparian ecosystems
  • terrestrial ecosystems
  • conservation status (native species)
  • invasive species.

Reporting on progress

In line with the AMLR Natural Resources Management Plan, there are three long-term targets for terrestrial plants and animals:

  1. improve condition and function of ecosystems from current levels
  2. increase extent of functional ecosystems to 30% of the region
  3. improve conservation prospects of  native species from current levels.

How we are progressing toward our goals is captured in regional report cards.

Monitoring databases and projects

  • Aquatic ecosystems
    Fish are an important part of functioning ecosystems and are an excellent indicator in determining aquatic ecosystem health.
  • Frogs
    Frogs are well known for their sensitivity to pollution and habitat degradation. Natural Resources AMLR supports the FrogWatch SA program. You can help us build a picture of our frog species and what may be needed to help them. Join in this Citizen Scientist program and your information will help scientists to better understand which species are common and which are rarely found, and where work needs to be done to improve conditions for frogs, such as water quality and habitat.
  • Woodland birds
    Monitoring birds in the Mount Lofty Ranges helps to improve our understanding about their behaviour and habitat.

Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges