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Fitzgerald (Australia)

Fitzgerald (Australia)

The Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve is located on the south coast of Western Australia. It comprises upland plains, a marine plain deeply incised by several rivers creating large valleys and tablelands, and a chain of small isolated peaks running close to the coast, forming the distinctive Barren Ranges. Sand dunes, inlets and rivers, swamps and lakes also occur on the gently sloping marine plain. There is a rich diversity of plant species and communities in the Fitzgerald River National Park core and surrounding areas, including dry sclerophyllous woodland, coastal woodlands and heath, and Kwongkan shrublands. The reserve contains over 250 rare or geographically restricted plant and animal species, about many of which little is known. Of the 2,000 vascular plant species native to this area, around 130 are endemic to the reserve.
Image caption: Eastwards over Culham Inlet and the Southern Ocean from the footslopes of East Mt Barren.
 

Declaration Date: 1978

Country: Australia

Surface Area: 329,039 ha

Resident population: 2,800 inhabitants

Contact: The Chair    fitzgeraldbiosphere@gmail.com

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