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Threats To Byfield Regional Ecosystems
19 Sep 2013
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The most significant threats to the Byfield Ecosystem are caused by rubbish left by visitors can impact on marine animals – entanglement of turtles, fish and dugong in fishing line, and ingestion of floating debris such as plastic bags and cigarette butts causing choking are examples of potential impacts.  Recreation use and visitor access carelessly disposing of toilet waste or can also have adverse impacts on the quality of marine park waters by contributing to algal blooms or damaging sea grass and reefs.

Chemicals used for pest plant control and inappropriate fire regimes contribute to the ever challenging work for the volunteers and Rangers who oversea the National Park.  Climate change also impacts on Byfileds ecosystems. 

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