Protected areas of Queensland

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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 areas[edit]

Conservation Parks[edit]

Feature Protection Areas[edit]

National Parks[edit]

Resources Reserves[edit]

Scientific Areas[edit]

List of marine protected areas[edit]

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.[1][2][3]

Fish habitat areas[edit]

Fish habitat areas are listed in two lists - 'A' and 'B'.[1]

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 parks[edit]

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.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "About marine parks". Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Declared Fish Habitat Area Network Strategy 2015 - 2020" (PDF). Queensland Government. 2015. p. 17. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Marine parks (Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing)". Retrieved 15 May 2016.

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