The conservation and protection of national threatened species and ecological communities

Communities Threatened species Australia

Australia is home to more than one million species of plants and animals,manyofwhicharefoundnowhereelseonEarth.About85percentof Australia’s flowering plants, 84 per cent of its mammals, 89 per cent of its reptiles, 93 per cent of its frogs, 45 per cent of its birds and 85 per cent of inshorefreshwaterfishareuniquetoAustralia. TheStateoftheEnvironment Report(2006)notedthatwhileAustralia’sbiodiversityisofincalculablevalue, biodiversitycontinuestodeclineandfacesongoingpressures

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