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Great Sandy (Australia)

Great Sandy (Australia)

The Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve is located in the Southeast Queensland Bioregion in eastern Australia. Renowned for its cultural and ecological significance, the reserve contains the Great Sandy Strait, a Ramsar-listed wetland, and Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reserve incorporates the largest Sand Island and coastal sand mass in the world.

Declaration Date: 2009

Country: Australia

Surface Area: 1,242,216 ha

Resident population: 163,400 inhabitants

Contact: Sheila Charlesworth    Sheila.Charlesworth@bmrg.org.au

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