Queensland Tropical Rainforests & Savannas bioregion
- 56,869Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 3Number of Ecoregions
- 78%Protection Target
- 2Protection Level
The Queensland Tropical bioregion, located in the Australia subrealm, 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, 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—Queensland Tropical Rain Forests , Brigalow Tropical Savanna , Cape York Peninsula Tropical Savanna —with a total land area of nearly 57 million hectares.
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