Study Area - Border Ranges Hotspot and Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan

Border Ranges Hotspot Study Area - The area of north east New South Wales (NSW) and south east Queensland (Qld) is recognised by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage, as a biodiversity hotspot, containing a variety of significant habitat types including subtropical rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest, mountain headlands and rocky outcrops. Significant components of the biodiversity value for this area are contained within the rainforest ecosystems which have been recognised as having World Heritage values within the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia. Numerous threatened species have been recorded within these rainforest ecosystems and under the EPBC Act, a national Recovery Plan is required for these species.

The Border Ranges Rainforest Biodiversity Management Plan is a regional recovery plan for threatened species and communities of the Border Ranges North and South (Queensland and New South Wales) Biodiversity Hotspot. The Plan considers the conservation requirements of rainforest and closely related species and communities in the Border Ranges region of New South Wales and Queensland, which is centred on the McPherson Ranges. It also addresses other species of conservation significance so as to manage the area's biodiversity in a holistic and cost-effective manner. It constitutes the formal national recovery plan for those rainforest species which are endemic to the Hotspot region.

Data and Resources

  • Data quality statement for Study Area - Border Ranges Hotspot

  • Data (Shapefile)

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title BorderRangesHotspotStudyArea
Edition 1
Purpose Conservation/biodiversity study area
Frequency of change Not planned
Metadata Date 2020-05-05
Date of Asset Creation 2005-01-01
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Record 1
Object type
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Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Border Ranges

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2005-01-01
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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