Daintree National Park

By/ Mogahid Azrag 5/6s

Introduction

The Daintree National Park is a tropical rainforest on the north-east coast of Queensland in Australia. This Rainforest is north of Mossman in Cairns and the rainforest is 1,200km squared. This diverse environment is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent. The diversity and the ecosystems in the Daintree National Park, are greater than any other ecosystems in the world. This rainforest has some of the rarest species in the world, and can only be found there.

Flora:

There are approximately 700 species of plants in the Daintree Rainforest. The plants bring a unique life to the Daintree . The most attractive flora of the Daintree Rainforest are Conifer, Cycads, Ferns and Palm Trees. There are 40 different types of Ferns and six different types of Conifers. Cycads are the most dangerous by their toxic seeds and poisonous leaves. The smallest Cycad in the world is found in Australia in the Daintree Rainforest. The palms usually thrive in wet seasons, usually in the muddy, damp, flooded areas. Any palm can grow up to six metres tall and can also have a diameter of four meters.

Fauna:

Animals adapt to their environment in a short amount of time. One of the endangered animal is a Cassowary and Kingfishers, there is even more like a Blue Tassel Fern, Rare Mussel River Lime, Coopers Creek Walnut, Musky Rat Kangaroo and the Spotted Tail Quoil. Lots of birds have there own ecosystems, by dropping their seeds when there done eating. 30% of Australian Marsupials species, 20% of Australia Reptile species, 29% of Austalian frog species and 58% of Australias bats and butterflies are found here in the one and only Daintree Rainforest. The fauna also has a wonderful bio-diversity.

Tourism Source:

Logging is the main impact of the Daintree Rainforest and is owned by the Queensland logging department who log it and sell their wood that they logged out. Tin mining: This is another threat. Tin mining are held over everywhere and if it goes on plants and animals may be lost. Tours: More than 4,000 people visit the Daintree Rainforest, which means that they bring buses and lots of cars driving through the Forest Floor, which destroyes the soil, roots, plants and even creatures living in the soil.

Threats dangers:

Cutting down trees and plants is a threat, if they keep doing that they are taking away the environment for the animals and also the habitat and then cutting down tree's, then that leads to extintion and getting endangered animals in the Daintree Rainforest. We dont want any of extintion and endangering in this rainforest so we have to stop immediately.

Bibliography:

Cogs Book

Literacy Book

Google Images

The Australian Encyclopedia, Grolier

Australian Encyclopedia, Collins

www.daintreerainforest.com/daintree/locationguideview.html?guideId=227

www.rainforestrescue.org,au/ourprojects/daintree-eritical-habitat.html


Two of the most diverse areas, The Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest.