By: Meg Maynes, Sean Campiglia, and Brynne Springer
In the 19% of land that is not taken up by "the outback" there are several more diverse ecosystems
- 2 Types of forests: Dry forest and Rainforests
- Dry forests mainly consist of Eucalyptus Trees with a variety of birds and mammals
-Rainforest... This is a much more diverse area, with a huge canopy of diverse trees, and multiple reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, and water mammals. In the Australian wetlands there are multiple reptiles, birds, and mammals... Including the Platypus, and Eastern Water Rat.
Australia's Importance and Problems
Australia is home to more than one million species, many are found NOWHERE else in the world. If we change our interaction with Australia's wild life, we could end up harming many rare species. It is also a tourist attraction.
2.) HOW HAS IT CHANGED?
Australia is now threatened by pollution, tourists, human interaction, and oil spills. These things did not used to harm the area, but have now become a huge threat to wildlife.
3.)WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO PROTECT?
Australia's natural areas have environmental values that we have an obligation to conserve and restore for future generations. They also have special aesthetic and cultural values, with both aquatic and land environments belonging to parts of the traditional culture of Australia's people.