ABOUT OUR ECO-SYSTEM...
This region is a delicate desert ecosystem of mallee bushland, dunes, clay pans, salt lakes
and granite outcrops.
Where the rock holes
Euria, Munjela, Kooniba, Inila and Little Inila, Nala and Little Nala,
Yellabinna, Joodia and Dinah
are sources of precious water and sacred sites traditionally managed by the Googatha.
It is the largest area of Mallee bushland left Australia wide, ecologically significant as
it joins the eastern and western Mallee country and secures the diversity in connecting this southern Mallee dune system with
the northern Mulga bushland.
Among the Acacia, Eucalypt and Mallee
Kangaroos, Red and Western Greys, Western Pygmy Possums, Wombats, Echidnas
and Greater Long Eared Bats.
Due to it’s size (4 million hectares)
It is a haven for endangered, rare and threatened flora and fauna such as the
Mallee Fowl, the Kultarr, the Hairy Footed Dunnart, the Scarlet Chested
Parrot, the Pimpin Mallee, Sandlewood Tree and the Long-scaped Isotome.
Also species found only in this area and close by like the Grevillea Treueriana,
Guinea Flower and the Dragon Lizard. I
n the biological survey done in 1992 Yellabinna alone was recorded to have 686 plant species
(51 introduced), 35 mammal species (6 introduced), 121 bird species (3 introduced), 78 reptile species and 1 frog species.