Density of threatened fauna species habitat

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Key finding

The highest densities of terrestrial threatened fauna species habitat are found in the South East Queensland, Wet Tropics, Brigalow Belt and New England Tablelands bioregions.

Modelling identifies one hundred and two million hectares of pre-clear habitat for 155 currently threatened terrestrial fauna species. High densities of pre-clearing threatened fauna habitat were found in the South East Queensland, Wet Tropics, Brigalow Belt and New England Tablelands bioregions. The highest pre-clearing density of threatened fauna habitat was found on the Border Ranges of South East Queensland, where modelling identifies pre-clear habitat for up to 25 threatened fauna species.

High densities of threatened fauna habitat remained in the South East Queensland, Wet Tropics, Brigalow Belt and New England Tablelands bioregions in 2013. However across Queensland, 26.3% of pre-clearing threatened fauna habitat had been cleared. Of the habitat that was remnant vegetation in 2013, only 11.7% was protected within Queensland’s Protected Area Estate.

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Indicator: Density of terrestrial threatened fauna habitat

Density of terrestrial threatened fauna habitat across Queensland pre-clearing and remaining as remnant vegetation in 2013, determined by the number of co-occurring fauna habitat models. Data is based on Regional Ecosystems (Version 9, 2013), species sightings and relevant habitat factors.