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Altered fire regimes pressure on Fraser Island

Key finding

Appropriate fire regimes are critical to maintaining many of the property’s World Heritage values.

Fraser Island (information applies statewide, map locations are for reference only)

Appropriate fire regimes are critical to maintaining World Heritage values directly associated with criterion ix (ecological and biological processes) and vegetation community structure, floristics and extent. Unmanaged and accidental fires have the potential to significantly impact many of the island’s Outstanding Universal Value attributes. Park managers undertake active fire management planning and implementation on Fraser Island. Increased understanding of the interactions between fire and the World Heritage values is necessary to refine future fire management strategies.

This threat is considered low.

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Indicator: Altered fire regimes

Altered fire regimes pressure on the Fraser Island World Heritage Area.

Last updated 8 January 2019