Biodiversity

 
The Queensland Murray-Darling Basin includes three major recognised bioregions including the New England Tablelands, the Southern Brigalow Belt and the Mulga Lands.

More than 30 per cent of the Basin contains remnant native vegetation and more than 170 identified ecosystems or vegetation communities. As of January, 2011 the total number of threatened species listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) included 18 endangered species, 48 vulnerable species and one species declared as conservation dependent.

QMDC helps to protect and enhance this biodiversity by encouraging land managers to take up voluntary conservation agreements and to actively protect native vegetation from pests and stock damage.

 

Upcoming Events

Murray-Darling Native Fish Forum

23 August 2017

You are invited to attend the 2017 Murray-Darling Basin Native Fish Forum, on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th August 2017 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra The theme of this year's forum is Fish, Flows, Habitat…  + read more

Tree planting - St Mary's School Goondiwindi

15 September 2017

A mass tree planting by St Mary’s School students and Goondiwindi Regional Council (GRC) as part of a lesson on the importance of creating native habitat in town areas. QMDC’s guest speakers will lead a discussion…  + read more

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

19 September 2017

Ahoy! If you need a little help with the lingo while cursing ... oops, complimenting ... your friends and colleagues today ... read more here: http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/how-to/for-further-study/.  + read more