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THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF OUR WET TROPICS WORLD HERITAGE AREA

Tree kangaroo in Daintree far north Queensland
TREE KANGAROO – FNQ

We have an incredible range of wildlife here in far north Queensland – flora and fauna species that have flourished in our tropical climate for millions of years. We have one of the most diverse range of creatures and plants of any distinct region. We rate very high on the biodiversity scale.

We’re an ideal place for flora and fauna –  a tropical environment with plenty of water and food, but not so close to the equator as to make things uncomfortably hotter.

 

Our ABC Far North wildlife correspondent Martin Cohen paints a very detailed picture of our rich biodiversity. He tells me Queensland makes up about one per cent of the earth’s 150 million square kilometres of land. The Wet Tropics World Heritage area of FNQ is just a minute fraction of that one per cent – at just under nine thousand square kilometres. But within that area, most of it rainforest, there is an abundance of plants and animals, some of them going back to the very dawn of time.

What lives in there? Why is life so abundant here? And what does the future hold? Dr Martin Cohen has the answers.

 

RED EYED GREEN TREE FROG Tree kangaroo in Daintree far north Queensland MAHOGANY GLIDERS - FNQ Looking in to the Daintree rainforest far north Queensland YOUNG MALE CASSOWARY VISITING HOMES IN FNQ LOOK OUT FOR TREE KANGAROOS HERE. CURTAIN FIG TREE RD FNQ FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND CARPET PYTHON Crocodile in far north Queensland creek Crocodiles can remain still and unseen for long periods
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2 thoughts on “THE RICH BIODIVERSITY OF OUR WET TROPICS WORLD HERITAGE AREA

    1. G’day Shane
      From what I hear about Eungella you’re right. Wasn’t mentioned here because the blogpost is nade from a radio segment that is broadcast on ABC Far North, which covers the area north of about Cardwell, up to the Torres Strait. Martin & I tend to talk mostly about places in our region. Cheers Rd

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