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  Lamington National Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The southern cliffs in Lamington (and Springbrook National Park) are part of the remnants of the northern rim of the huge ancient volcano, Mount Warning.
One of Queensland’s best-loved parks, Lamington is the core of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves Australia World Heritage Area along the Queensland-New South Wales border ranges.
The park’s beautiful rainforests include the largest subtropical rainforest remnant in the world and one of the most extensive southern beech cool temperate rainforests in Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lamington_National_Park   (302 words)

 NSW Heritage Office Website - Online Database
Rainforest occurs in NSW and south east Queensland as discontinuous patches like a chain of islands in a sea of fire-prone eucalypt forest and agricultural lands.
The Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.
A strategic overview for management of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves has been prepared to assist the agencies manage the area in a coordinated, consistent and cooperative manner and ensure the integrity of its values is protected.
www.heritage.nsw.gov.au /07_subnav_01_2.cfm?itemid=5014148   (1053 words)

 Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves includes eight separate areas totaling 3,665 square km, clustered around the New South Wales - Queensland border.
They were inscribed to the World Heritage list in 1986, covering only the N.S.W. sites (3600 km²) and extended in 1994 to cover the Queensland sites (592 km²).
The Central Eastern Rainforests Reserves (Australia) World Heritage area meets three of the four natural criteria for listing: I; II; IV.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Central_Eastern_Rainforest_Reserves   (191 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The reserves are contiguous, apart from one state forest, and lie in a north-south band along the Main Range.
Approximately 14,000ha was reserved for public recreation by notification in the Government Gazette of 8 March 1963 and further 1,425ha was added by notification in the Government Gazette of 17 September 1965.
Werrikimbe National Park was first reserved by proclamation in the Government Gazette of 11 July 1975, with extensions by Government Gazette of 24 December 1976, 21 October1977 and 12 June 1987.
www.unep-wcmc.org /sites/wh/cerr.html   (5924 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Eastern Australian temperate forests (AA0402)
The transition from eucalypt to rainforest vegetation is often complex and ‘mixed’ eucalypt forests with rainforest elements in the understory may occur (Floyd 1990a).
The rainforest communities of this ecoregion have been extensively researched and described (Floyd 1990a, 1990b), and are included in the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage Site.
The Eastern Australian Temperate Forests ecoregion is a transition zone between temperate southeastern Australia and the tropical climate of north and northeastern Australia.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/aa/aa0402_full.html   (2539 words)

 Border Ranges
The listing of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) means that Australia has an obligation to protect the values of this subtropical rainforest, including the plants and animals that are endemic to the area.
Central eastern Australia had moved over one of Earth's hot spots and for a period of some three million years there were volcanic eruptions, creating much of the landscape of present-day Border Ranges.
The eastern half, which is easily accessible to the motorist via the Tweed Range Scenic Drive, encompasses some of the best scenery in the park.
www.tropicalnsw.com.au /nationalparks/border.html   (1713 words)

 Rainforest Types of the Central Eastern Rainforests of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sub-tropical rainforests are generally found where the rainfall is more than 1300mm annually and growing in fertile eutrophic parent rocks (basalt and rich shales), you'll most likely find subtropical rainforest favouring sheltered gullies from sea level to about 900 metres.
Dry Rainforest types are distinguished from Subtropical rainforest by scattered emergent species such as Hoop Pine, Teak (Flindersia australis) and Lacebark (Brachychiton discolor) trees in the upper canopy, and 10 to 30 species in the lower canopy.
Although Warm Temperate rainforest is predominant in the parks south of Coffs Harbour, examples can be found in all the World Heritage National Parks of the Tweed (Wollumbin) Volcano region between 450 to 1200 metres, with major stands to be found in the Border Ranges and Mount Warning National Parks.
www.bigvolcano.com.au /natural/rftypes.htm   (1259 words)

 Tourism Queensland | Visit-Queensland.com - an official travel guide to Queensland, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From the red hot outback, the lush green rainforests, the golden beaches and sunshine, the cool blue coastline, the living kaleidoscope of the Great Barrier Reef and the colourful towns and people.
Wet Tropics Rainforests - Extending 300km from Ingham to Cooktown, the Wet Tropics host an impressive range of biodiversity, many of Australia's rare and unique species, and some of the world's oldest rainforests.
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves - Covering 366,455 hectares in South-East Queensland and North-East New South Wales; the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves comprise 50 protected areas, and the largest expanse of subtropical rainforest in Queensland.
www.visit-queensland.com   (554 words)

 Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia) World Heritage Area and its listing recognises it as an outstanding example of ecology and biology...
Its magnificent rainforest traverses both sides of the Queensland-New South Wales border and is the home of more frog, snake, bird and marsupial species than anywhere else in Australia.
At Binna Burra, packages are available for activities include abseiling, guided rainforest walks or what about the largest flying-fox in the southern hemisphere or maybe the ropes course is more to your liking...
www.my-gold-coast-holidays.com /lamingtonnationalpark.html   (799 words)

 It's Queensland - naturally   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The reserves are exceptional examples of the evolution of sub-tropical rainforests and contain the major portion of the habitats of two rare bird species, Albert's lyrebird and the rufus scrub-bird.
Interestingly, the dingo population on Fraser Island is regarded as the purest strain of dingo remaining in eastern Australia.
Just north of Port Douglas, the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, which embrace the greatest diversity of flora and fauna on earth, actually abut on the shoreline the corals and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.
www.tq.com.au /media/destination-kits/ecotourism/index.cfm?3F7ED5C8-C749-CD70-1E62-F2BAB589196C   (919 words)

 Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves Travel Information. Photos, Stories and Diaries about Central Eastern Rainforest ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves are composed of seven separate groups of rainforest sites located on the east coast.
Over 350 trees and shrub species as well as a diverse animal population, including 37 species of bats, are found in the NSW rainforests.
The seven rainforest groups are: Tweed Volcano Group, Washpool/Gibraltar Range Group, Iluka Nature Reserve, New England Group, Hastings Group Barrington Tops National Park, Mount Dromedary Flora Reserve.
www.worldsurface.com /browse/location.asp?locationid=5063   (540 words)

 Mt Warning (Tweed Volcano) - John Seach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mt Warning forms the central complex of Tweed volcano.
Mt Warning is the central complex of the Tweed volcano.
The peak is an excellent hike with tropical rainforest and ocean views.
www.volcanolive.com /tweed.html   (160 words)

 Terania Rainforest Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
They pioneered the propagation and extensive use of rainforest plants in gardens and in reforestation on degraded lands.
Following their passion for rainforest the Nicholsons have travelled and worked extensively throughout Australia and the world, photographing plants, animals and landscapes as well as documenting land-use.
The battle continued with the rainforest campaign in New South Wales and culminated in the declaration of many rainforest national parks.
www.nrg.com.au /~terania/about.html   (307 words)

 DoAustralia | world heritage listed sites in Australia
In 1986, a number of rainforest reserves located on the Great Escarpment of eastern New South Wales, known as the Australian East Coast Sub-tropical and Temperate Rainforest Parks were inscribed on the World Heritage List for their outstanding natural universal values.
Large extensions, including reserves in south-east Queensland, were listed in 1994 under the new title of the Central Eastern Rainforest
The island is a place of exceptional beauty, with its long uninterrupted white beaches flanked by strikingly coloured sand cliffs, its majestic tall rainforests and numerous freshwater lakes of crystal clear waters.
www.doaustralia.com /AtoZ/worldheritage.htm   (1065 words)

 Introduction to CERRA - Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, World Heritage Information Network, UNESCO, ...
Selected as World Heritage sites for their exceptional biodiversity or rarity, the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (CERRA) have an extremely high conservation value and provide habitat for more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species.
The parks and reserves are variously comprised of five major recognised rainforest types, and include some of the few remaining stands of old growth (undisturbed) forest in NSW.
Additions to the nomination since the original submission has increased the number of reserves and national parks in the property, with the nomination formalized in 1994, and renamed the "Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia", or CERRA.
www.bigvolcano.com.au /natural/whin.htm   (438 words)

 Kyogle Web - Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
World Heritage listed as part of the `Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia' the park protects areas of wilderness encompassing parts of the largest subtropical rainforests in Australia.
An outstanding number of plant and animal species are endemic to the ranges and many depend on the rainforests for their survival.
The Tweed Range scenic drive is a 60klm all weather gravel road crossing the eastern plateau of the park.
www.kyogleweb.com.au /scenery/borderranges.htm   (381 words)

 Coffs Harbour State Forests and Wildlife Bellingen Nambucca NSW Australia
A jewel in the crown of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, Dorrigo National Park is teeming with flora and fauna of world conservation significance.
Learn a few tricks in the identification of rainforest trees using bark, trunk, leaves and fruit.
Similarily, enjoy a relaxing birdwatching tour in the subtropical rainforest of Dorrigo National park with local ornithologist and Discovery Ranger Andrew Turnbill.
www.coffscoast.com.au /nsw/stateforests.shtml   (341 words)

 World Heritage Sites in Australia
The Overland Track is a spectacular 80km walk which traverses rainforest, button grass plains, and Tasmania's high country.
This World Heritage Listing is composed of seven separate groups of rainforest sites located on the east coast.
Australia's Wet Tropics is a band of tropical rainforest and associated vegetation that runs up the east coast from Townsville to Cooktown.
www.thesalmons.org /lynn/wh-australia.html   (639 words)

 Natural Heritage Trust Annual Report 2001-02 - Part B: Program Performance Reports - Biodiversity: World Heritage Area ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 2001-02 scientific advisory committees were established for the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Fraser Island and the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites.
Community advisory committees were established for the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves and the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites.
The program provided $1.29 million for the continued implementation of the Tasmanian Wilderness Walking Track Strategy and the construction and repair of tracks in the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, Fraser Island and Shark Bay World Heritage properties.
www.nht.gov.au /publications/annrpt0102/biodiversity-3.html   (942 words)

 Nightcap National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Warm temperate rainforest is found throughout the park on soils with a rhyolitic base while sub-tropical rainforest is supported by nutrient rich basalt soils.
The park is one of 50 reserves in north-east NSW and south-east Queensland which make up the CERRA group.
Terania Creek Picnic Area, the scene of historic protests to save the rainforests of NSW from further logging, is located at the end of the Terania Creek Road.
www.tropicalnsw.com.au /nationalparks/nightcap.html   (1054 words)

 Kyogle Web - Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The vegetation changes dramatically from the forest red gum dominated forests of the valley floor through moist eucalypt forests to extensive fl booyong dominated rainforest on the plateau.
Areas of the park are extensively utilised for the scientific research of kangaroo and wallaby populations.
The sub tropical rainforest of Tooloom provide habitat for endangered bird species including the powerful owl, masked owl, red goshawk, marbled frogmouth and Albert's lyrebird.
www.kyogleweb.com.au /scenery/tooloom.htm   (359 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
N11: Australian rainforests are an outstanding example of ecosystems from which modern biota are derived.
These rainforests are exceptionally rich in primitive and relict species, many of which are similar to fossils from Gondwana.
The Authority also recognises Bama Wabu, a peak rainforest Aboriginal group, which, although by its insistence it sits outside the formal management structure, is partly resourced by the Authority and has an advisory role at Board meetings.
www.heritage.gov.au /apfp/pubs/proceedings-98.doc   (14412 words)

 Mount Warning National Park (NSW - Australia)
The Mount Warning National Park is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage Area.
The Lyrebird Track is found in the national park and meanders 200m into the rainforest after crossing Breakfast Creek from the Breakfast Creek Picnic Area.
There is a viewing platform with views into the rainforest.
wilderness.esmartweb.com /NSW/warning.html   (384 words)

 Joanna Terpstra's Studio Gallery - More Rainforest Paintings
Joanna Terpstra's rainforest paintings are the result of many days spent camping, walking, drawing and painting in the magnificent National Parks of the north eastern coast of Australia.
The following preview is a selection of Joanna's recent pastel paintings of her beloved rainforests.
Iluka Nature Reserve contains the largest remaining stand of littoral rainforest (rainforest adjacent to the ocean) in NSW.
www.joannaterpstra.com.au /Rainforest_Paintings.htm   (369 words)

 Rainforest walks in Nimbin's National Parks
In 1989, 5,000 hectares of the Park was granted World Heritage status when it was made part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia.
There are five public roads which provide access to the Park, four of them unsealed, and all of them from the south.
The walk is set through dense rainforest and at the end you'll find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in NSW.
www.theopenroad.com.au /travel_onfoot_rainforestwalks.asp   (848 words)

 Queenslander of the Year
In 1982, Dr Keto founded the Rainforest Conservation Society of Queensland (now known as the Australia Rainforest Conservation Society) and since then, has worked full time on a voluntary basis as the Society's President to conserve the forests of Queensland and other areas.
She has also been instrumental in bringing an end to rainforest logging on Crown land in the State in 1989.
Aila Keto's most recent achievement was the negotiation of the historic South East Queensland Forest agreement signed by the Queensland Timber Board, three major conservation groups and the Queensland Government.
www.rainforest.org.au /qlder.htm   (460 words)

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