Land

Species & Ecosystem Profiles

The Mackay Whitsunday region ranges from high altitude rain forests of Eungella National Park to stunning islands, grassy open woodlands, extensive wetlands and waterways and coastal lowlands.

The region has unique biodiversity, including some species found nowhere else in the world. Urban and agricultural development, introduced plants and animals, and other threatening processes have had major impacts on the region’s native plants, animals, and ecosystems. This has resulted in many of our plants, animals and vegetation communities being listed as threatened.

This site describes some of our threatened species and ecosystems, what’s impacting them and what you can do to help. Please fill out the questions at the bottom of the species profile so we can make sure this information is helpful and contributes to looking after our region.