Density of threatened flora species habitat

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Key finding

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

Modelling identifies 65 million hectares of pre-clear habitat for 701 currently threatened terrestrial flora species.

High densities of pre-clearing threatened flora habitat were found in these bioregions:

  • South East Queensland
  • Wet Tropics
  • Brigalow Belt
  • New England Tablelands.

The highest pre-clearing density of threatened flora habitat was found on the Border Ranges of South East Queensland, where habitat for up to 30 threatened flora species was modelled.

While high densities of threatened flora habitat remained in the South East Queensland, Wet Tropics, Brigalow Belt and New England Tablelands bioregions in 2013, across Queensland, 34.2% of pre-clearing threatened flora habitat had been cleared. Of the habitat that was remnant vegetation in 2013, only 14.7% was protected within Queensland’s Protected Area Estate.

Indicator: Density of terrestrial threatened flora habitat

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