Greater Blue Mountains

World Heritage Site

Where is the Greater Blue Mountains located?

The Greater Blue Mountains is located in Gowanda, Australia.



Why is the Greater Blue Mountains being protected?

The Greater Blue Mountain Area is being protected because of some of the species that it contains such as Flora and Fauna.Flora is the plant life in the Greater Blue Mountain Area. The plants have a substance called scleromorphic, which is a fibrous tissue to protect the plants. Fauna is the animal life in the Greater Blue Mountains Area. Some of the animals that are being protected are the long-nosed potoroo, the green and golden bell-frog, and the giant dragonfly. There is one more thing that needs to be protected the “Wollemia nobilis”. The “Wolemia nobilis” is not fauna or flora, but it is a “living fossil”. Most of the Flora and Fauna have been here for 2 million years. The animal and plant life is being protected because it is becoming extinct.


It is a Natural Site

Is the Greater Blue Mountains a cultural or a natural site?

It is a natural heritage site it was not man made. It was created by the erosion of the earth.



Why is the Greater Blue Mountains a WHS?

The Greater Blue Mountains is a World Heritage site because of the Flora and Fauna that is located in it. Such as the long-nosed potoroo, the green and golden bell frog, and the giant dragonfly those are all the Fauna that is located there. Some of the Flora is plants, trees, and weeds . There is one more thing that is neither a plant of an animal it is a “living fossil” called the “Wolemia Nobilis”.Some of both Flora and Fauna have been living there for 2 million years and some are becoming extinct. That is why it needs to be protected.


Where did the Greater Blue Mountains get it's name?

The Greater Blue Mountains got its name from the fertile soil that is in the Greater Blue Mountains. Also the leaves that blow let off moisture in the air.


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