Environment facts & figures
The Gold Coast is defined by spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests and waterways. Our city is a celebration of nature.
Following is a snapshot of our unique natural assets and values:
- The Gold Coast is home to 1737 recorded species of native plants and almost 600 recorded species of native animals.
- 65 native vegetation types and 56 regional ecosystem types have been mapped and described for the City.
- 50.22 per cent of the city's land area (129,339 hectares) is covered in native vegetation.
- Our Voluntary Conservation Agreement and Land for Wildlife schemes cover 3.9 per cent of the city's land area (5097 hectares).
- Over 12,600 hectares of the Gold Coast's coastal wetlands and islands are Ramsar-listed wetlands of international significance.
- The Springbrook and Lamington plateaus form part of the Border Ranges group with 4524.8 hectares of World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests in the city, protecting areas of extremely high species diversity.
- Moreton Bay provides international habitats for more than 30 migratory species listed under JAMBA, CAMBA and ROKAMBA.
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