A u s t r a l i a

Australia’s rainforests are found along the northeast coast of Queensland, comprising about 10,500 kilometers (4,050 square miles). Rainfall along the coastal mountains falls off abruptly inland (see Activity 1.1 in the LFRF Guide) and eucalyptus replaces rainforest. In the past, sugar cane plantations and logging have led to loss of forest (and the kind of fragmentation studied by Bill and Susan Laurance, who worked in this area: see TEAMS), but now policies promoting conservation and the development of ecotourism are leading to a new appreciation of the rainforest.

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