Protected areas of Queensland

Queensland is the second largest state in Australia. It contains 472 separate protected areas with a total land area of 69,388 km2 (26,791 sq mi) (4.02% of the state’s area). 223 of these are National parks, which is the highest number of any Australian state or territory, totalling 65,871 km2 (25,433 sq mi) (3.81% of the state’s area). Seven others are Scientific National Parks, totalling 522 km2 (202 sq mi) (0.03% of the state’s area).

List of terrestrial protected areasEdit

Conservation ParksEdit

Feature Protection AreasEdit

National ParksEdit

Resources ReservesEdit

Scientific AreasEdit

List of marine protected areasEdit

Marine protected areas within the Queensland jurisdiction consist of fish habitat areas declared under the Fisheries Act 1994 and marine parks declared under the Marine Parks Act 2004.[2][3][4]

Fish habitat areasEdit

Fish habitat areas are listed in two lists - 'A' and 'B'.[2]

List 'A'Edit

  • Annan River
  • Baffle Creek
  • Beelbi
  • Bowling Green Bay
  • Broad Sound
  • Burrum
  • Cape Palmerston - Rocky Dam
  • Cawarral Creek
  • Cleveland Bay
  • Colosseum Inlet
  • Corio Bay
  • Dallachy Creek
  • Deception Bay
  • Edgecumbe Bay
  • Eight Mile Creek
  • Elliott River
  • Escape River
  • Eurimbula
  • Fitzroy River
  • Hay's Inlet
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Hull River
  • Jumpinpin-Broadwater
  • Kauri Creek
  • Kinkuna
  • Kippa-Ring
  • Maaroom
  • Margaret Bay "Wuthathi
  • Maroochy River
  • Meunga Creek
  • Moreton Banks
  • Morning Inlet - Bynoe River
  • Murray River
  • Myora - Amity Banks
  • Nassau River
  • Noosa River
  • Peel Island
  • Pine River Bay
  • Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Pumicestone Channel
  • Repulse
  • Rodds Harbour
  • Sand Bay
  • Seventeen Seventy-Round Hill
  • Silver Plains
  • Staaten-Gilbert
  • Starcke River (Ngulun)
  • Susan River
  • Temple Bay
  • Tin Can Inlet
  • Trinity Inlet
  • Tully River
  • West Hill
  • Wreck Creek

List 'B'Edit

  • Annan River
  • Barr Creek
  • Bassett Basin
  • Beelbi
  • Bohle River
  • Burdekin
  • Burrum
  • Cape Palmerston - Rocky Dam
  • Cattle-Palm Creek
  • Colosseum Inlet
  • Coombabah
  • Coomera
  • Currumbin Creek
  • Deception Bay
  • Edgecumbe Bay
  • Fraser Island
  • Half Moon Creek
  • Halifax
  • Kolan River
  • Margaret Bay "Wuthathi"
  • Maroochy River
  • Midge
  • Noosa River
  • Pimpama
  • Pine River Bay
  • Pumicestone Channel
  • Rodds Harbour
  • Seventeen Seventy-Round Hill
  • Starcke River (Ngulun)
  • Tallebudgera Creek
  • Trinity Inlet
  • West Hill
  • Yorkeys Creek

Marine parksEdit

The Queensland jurisdiction only included the following three marine parks as of 2016; the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is located within the Australian government's jurisdiction.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pine Ridge Conservation Park - conservation park in Gold Coast City (entry 39603)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Queensland - Marine Protected Areas by Type (2016) (please refer 'Detailed list' tab)". CAPAD 2016. The Department of Environment and Energy. 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "About marine parks". Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Declared Fish Habitat Area Network Strategy 2015 - 2020" (PDF). Queensland Government. 2015. p. 17. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Marine parks (Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing)". Retrieved 15 May 2016.

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