Queensland Tropical Rainforests & Savannas (AU9) | One Earth

Queensland Tropical Rainforests & Savannas bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 56,869
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 3
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 78%
    Protection Target
  • 2
    Protection Level

The Queensland Tropical bioregion, located in the Australasia realm, covers the northeast coast of Australia, including Cape York in the north, running along the coastline of the Coral Sea. This bioregion includes the Great Barrier Reef just off the coast of Queensland, the world’s largest reef system and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. These reefs support an extraordinary diversity of wildlife, including 400 corals, 30 cetacean species, and over 1500 species of fish, and 400 corals. On land, the bioregion consists mostly of tropical savannas with pockets of coastal rainforest. It contains three ecoregions – Cape York Peninsula Tropical Savanna [1], Queensland Tropical Rainforests [2], Brigalow Tropical Savanna [3] – with a total land area of nearly 57 million hectares.

The Queensland Tropical Rainforests & Savannas bioregion is part of the Australia subrealm and is made up of three ecoregions: Cape York Peninsula Tropical Savanna [1], Queensland Tropical Rainforests [2], Brigalow Tropical Savanna [3].

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