Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Australia – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome.
2021 Biodiversity Conference
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The bushfires have devastated Australia’s trees. But they also bear the scars of colonisation
On land, Australia’s rising heat is ‘apocalyptic.’ In the ocean, it’s worse.
Destruction of threatened species habitat taking place on ‘scandalously huge scale’
Marketing makes our favourite animals seem common as they slide towards extinction
Geography and Geology
Much of the continent has lain flat for hundreds of millions of years with no volcanoes or earth movements to bring nutrients to the surface, so soils tend to be poor. It is also the driest of all non-polar continents and has the least predictable rainfall, so fauna and flora have had a few challenging conditions to adapt.