Habitat Destruction in Australia

by Martin Higgins

Why is it such a big issue?

-Australia is in the top 10 Land clearing nations in the world, and clear more land than can grow back!

-Because of this, they have lost more animals due to extinction than any other country

Statistics

-Over 5 million parrots, honeyeaters, robins, and other land birds are killed each year by land clearing

- for every 100 hectares of bush destroyed, 1,000 to 2,000 animals are killed

- more than 310 animal species and 1,180 plant species are at a risk of being lost forever

Percent of Land Cleared

- 50% of all forests

- 60% of coastal wetlands

- 75% of rainforests

- 99% of temperate grasslands