Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage integrity
World Heritage values of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia are maintained through a mosaic of sites which extend across the Queensland border as far south as Newcastle in New South Wales.
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia property is a serial property comprised of 8 separate groups of reserves, containing 40 component parts, ranging in size from small to very large.
Gondwana Rainforests includes the traditional country of many First Nations groups.
Within Gondwana Rainforests are:
- the largest and most significant remaining stands of subtropical rainforest and Antarctic Beech cool temperate rainforests in the world
- the largest and most significant areas of warm temperate rainforest
- one of only 2 remaining large areas of Araucarian rainforest in Australia.
While the geological values appear stable, the outlook for some biological values are less certain, with increasing threats, particularly from prolonged drought, wildfire, invasive species and pathogens, and climate change.
While management has made significant efforts to address these threats on the ground, an increase in the level of investment commensurate with the urgency for significant preventative and remedial action may be required.