The Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula (hereafter referred to as Fleurieu Swamps or the ecological community) comprise semi-permanent to permanent swamps or wetlands generally in high rainfall areas of the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia.
the Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula ecological community
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Approved Conservation Advice for the Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula ecological community
The potential threats to the Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula ecological community are dieback from Phytophthora cinnamomi and climate change; particularly predictions of continuing decline in rainfall and shifts away from regular patterns of rainfall.
The following EPBC Act listed Key Threatening Processes are most relevant to the Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula ecological community Land clearance Loss and degradation of native plant and animal habitat by invasion of escaped garden plants; including aquatic plants Infection of amphibians with chytrid fungus resulting in chytridiomycosis Novel biota and their impact on biodiversity Loss of climatic habitat caused by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and Dieback caused by the root rot fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi).