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Queensland Tropical Forests

Queensland Tropical Forests is part of the Global 200 ecoregions.

Geographic Location : Northeastern Australia

It was selected for Australia only has a small area of tropical rain forest composed of what is believed to be residual fragments of the forests that covered Australia and Antarctica until about 15 million years ago.

These forests are particularly interesting because of their southern location and the high degree of endemism of their plant and animal species.

Threats: Deforestation has led to habitat fragmentation and diminushing populations of species such as spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), and ring-tail possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides).
Introduced species also pose a serious threat to many native species.