Draft park plan includes climate change responses
The draft plan of management for Bouddi National Park proposes responses to probable effects of climate change.
The draft mentions that projected increases in temperature, number of hot days and severe fire weather days are likely to influence bushfire frequency and intensity across the Hunter Central Coast.
"Coastal erosions and hazards are also likely to increase,'' the draft says.
"Potential consequences within the park include damage to infrastructure in low-lying areas at Putty Beach and Little Beach, and erosion and slumping at Lobster Beach.
"Species most at risk are those unable to migrate or adapt, particularly those with small population sizes or with slow growth rates. Low-lying coastal ecosystems and fragmented ecosystems are at highest risk.
"Programs to reduce the pressures arising from other threats, such as habitat fragmentation, invasive species, bushfires and pollution, will help reduce the severity of the effects of climate change."
Website, 1 Jul 2019
Draft management plan, Environment NSW
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