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Biodiversity

Threatened Plant Species

Despite the diverse range of plants and animals found in the region, our biodiversity is declining. Threats from land clearing, development, urbanisation, population growth, pest species and climate change are placing our native plants and animals under increasing pressure and competition for survival.

On the Sunshine Coast, there are 91 plant and 68 animal species that are classed as endangered, vulnerable or near threatened under Queensland's Nature Conservation Act 1992.

In the Moreton Bay Region, 31 plant and 55 animal species that are listed as endangered, vulnerable or near threatened under Queensland's Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Help Our Threatened species

Try to include some of the threatened plant species or specific plant species required by threatened wildlife species in your garden.  This will both assist in conserving and increasing the numbers of rare and threatened plants and also assist in the survival of wildlife species currently under threat from habitat loss.

However, not all of our threatened plants can be cultivated in nurseries and not all are suitable urban planting. Consult with your local native plant nursery specialist to see what species are available and suitable for your backyard garden.

Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Strategy 2010-2020, identifies the threatened plant species on the Sunshine Coast.

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The number of native plants in an area can provide a measure biodiversity. Use this activity to record how you are providing native habitat and food for wildlife at your place.
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