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New South Wales

Subterranean Ecology has expansive knowledge of New South Wales stygofauna, commencing with the first systematic surveys undertaken for the New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service (Eberhard & Spate 1995).

This extensive state-wide survey discovered an unexpected diversity of new subterranean species, ultimately leading to recognition of stygofauna as a factor for environmental consideration under the Water Management Act 2000 and the NSW State Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Policy (Department for Land and Water Conservation 2002). 

More recently in New South Wales, Subterranean Ecology has provided specimen identification services in relation to proposed mining developments potentially impacting subterranean ecosystems and stygofauna.