Land cover change in Queensland 2015–2016 – Qld Gov Report

By October 10, 2017News

KEY FINDINGS
2015–16 period
 395 000 ha/year of woody vegetation was cleared, statewide. This represented a 33% increase from the 2014–15
woody vegetation clearing rate of 298 000 ha/year (Figure 1 and Table 1).**
 138 000 ha/year of remnant woody vegetation was cleared, statewide, representing 35% of the total woody
vegetation clearing (Figure 1 and Table 1). This compared to 114 000 ha/year of remnant woody vegetation clearing
in 2014–15 (38% of total woody vegetation clearing).
 158 000 ha/year of woody vegetation was cleared in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments (Figure 2). This
represented a 45% increase from 109 000 ha/year of woody vegetation clearing in 2014–15.
 The Brigalow Belt biogeographic region had the highest woody vegetation clearing rate of 207 000 ha/year (Figure 3). This represented a 57% increase from 132 000 ha/year of woody vegetation clearing in 2014–15.
 The Murray-Darling drainage division had the highest woody vegetation clearing rate of 173 000 ha/year (Figure 4).
This represented a 43% increase from 121 000 ha/year of woody vegetation clearing in 2014–15.

The report is available on this link:

https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/4dbd1416-52b7-467a-8410-17a70ddf16bf/resource/ff99dd06-4c17-46c7-828f-5cf6e67600dd/download/edocs-5764537-v1-slatsreport2015-16executivesummary.pdf