Mourachan (106)

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Site name: Mourachan
Site number: 106
Point numbers: 421 (Mourachan Dry B), 422 (Mourachan Wet A), 423 (Mourachan Wet B), 424 (Mourachan Dry A)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Australia Zoo
Site location: Southern Central Queensland
Latitude: -27.800
Longitude: 148.981
Site description: Mourachan is a large 47,000 hectare property protecting a mosaic of significant and endangered remnant ecosystems in Queensland’s brigalow belt. The site is home to a range of arid animal and plant species.

Staaten River National Park West (88)

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Site name: Staaten River National Park West
Site number: 88
Point numbers: 349 (Staaten River National Park West Dry A), 350 (Staaten River National Park West Wet A), 351 (Staaten River National Park West Dry B), 352 (Staaten River National Park West Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Far North Queensland
Latitude: -16.560
Longitude: 142.270
Site description: Staaten River National Park encompasses an extensive section of the least modified tropical savannas in Queensland. The vegetation is savanna woodland dissected by ephemeral streams with a small number of permanent or semi-permanent waterholes.

Yourka (46)

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Site name: Yourka
Site number: 46
Point numbers: 181 (Yourka Dry A), 182 (Yourka Wet A), 183 (Yourka Dry B), 184 (Yourka Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Bush Heritage Australia
Site location: Far Northern Queensland
Latitude: -17.940
Longitude: 145.410
Site description: Yourka is located in a biodiversity hotspot and is an important conservation area for 39 regional ecosystems, some not protected anywhere else in the country. Yourka Reserve is part of the Einasleigh Uplands.

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (40)

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Site name: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
Site number: 40
Point numbers: 157 (Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park Dry A), 158 (Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park Wet A), 159 (Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park Dry B), 160 (Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Northern Queensland
Latitude: -14.902
Longitude: 144.135
Site description: The north extent of the park has grasslands and woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats. In the south, sandstone hills and escarpments dominate the landscape.

Blackdown Tableland (30)

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Site name: Blackdown Tableland
Site number: 30
Point numbers: 117 (Blackdown Tableland Dry A), 118 (Blackdown Tableland Wet A), 119 (Blackdown Tableland Dry B), 120 (Blackdown Tableland Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Central Queensland
Latitude: -23.881
Longitude: 149.109
Site description: Blackdown Tableland rises above the surrounding plains, with sandstone gorges and waterfalls. The park lies at the north-east edge of the central Queensland sandstone belt and supports a variety of plant communities including heathlands and dry eucalypt forests.

Fletcherview Research Station (61)

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Site name: Fletcherview Research Station
Site number: 61
Point numbers: 241 (Fletcherview Research Station Dry A), 242 (Fletcherview Research Station Wet A), 243 (Fletcherview Research Station Wet B), 244 (Fletcherview Research Station Dry B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner:
Site location: Northern Queensland
Latitude: -19.883
Longitude: 146.178
Site description: Fletcherview Research Station is a fully functioning cattle station which also supports a wide variety of flora and fauna. The station covers 1960 hectares across black and red basalt soils, and alluvial river flats, and is composed of open savannah woodland and dry rainforest, with an understorey of native and exotic grass species. Fletcherview follows 2.5 kilometres of the Burdekin River and incorporates three major creek systems (Lolworth Creek, Pandanus Creek and Hann Creek).

Staaten River National Park (41)

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Site name: Staaten River National Park
Site number: 41
Point numbers: 161 (Staaten River National Park Dry A), 162 (Staaten River National Park Wet A), 163 (Staaten River National Park Dry B), 164 (Staaten River National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Far North Queensland
Latitude: -16.521
Longitude: 142.788
Site description: Staaten River National Park encompasses an extensive section of the least modified tropical savannas in Queensland. The vegetation is savanna woodland dissected by ephemeral streams with a small number of permanent or semi-permanent waterholes.

Undara National Park (36)

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Site name: Undara National Park
Site number: 36
Point numbers: 141 (Undara National Park Wet B), 142 (Undara National Park Wet A), 143 (Undara National Park Dry A), 144 (Undara National Park Dry B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Northern Queensland
Latitude: -18.322
Longitude: 144.596
Site description: Undara National Park contains the remains of one of the earth’s longest flows of lava originating from a single volcano. Caves within this lava tube are fertile pockets in which rainforest plant and many animal species are found. The park is found on the western slopes of the McBride Plateau, and is composed of open woodlands and savanna, with pockets of semi-evergreen vine thicket in the sheltered entrances to some of the lava caves.

Townsville Town Common Conservation Park (35)

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Site name: Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Site number: 35
Point numbers: 137 (Townsville Town Common Conservation Park Dry A), 138(Townsville Town Common Conservation Park Wet A), 139 (Townsville Town Common Conservation Park Dry B), 140 (Townsville Town Common Conservation Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: North Queensland
Latitude: -19.221
Longitude: 146.778
Site description: Townsville Town Common Conservation Park is found close to the centre of Townsville. The reserve is composed of lagoons, seasonal wetlands, coastal woodlands and beaches with rocky headlands. Tributaries of the Bohle River cross the park. Up to 280 bird species have been recorded in the area, including Magpie Geese and Brolgas.

Porcupine Gorge National Park (34)

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Site name: Porcupine Gorge National Park
Site number: 34
Point numbers: 133 (Porcupine Gorge National Park Dry A), 134 (Porcupine Gorge National Park Wet A), 135 (Porcupine Gorge National Park Dry B), 136 (Porcupine Gorge National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Northern Central Queensland
Latitude: -20.411
Longitude: 144.429
Site description: Sandstone cliffs, vine forest and deep permanent waterholes are found along Porcupine Creek, with savanna plains and woodlands surrounding Porcupine Gorge. Porcupine Gorge National Park covers 5410ha, with the gorge fringing approximately 25km of Porcupine Creek.

White Mountains National Park (33)

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Site name: White Mountains National Park
Site number: 33
Point numbers: 129 (White Mountains National Park Wet A), 130 (White Mountains National Park Dry A), 131 (White Mountains National Park Dry B), 132 (White Mountains National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Northern Central Queensland
Latitude: -20.535
Longitude: 145.005
Site description: White Mountains National Park protects 14 different Desert Uplands ecosystems across 112,000 hectares. The park is composed of Lancewood forests, open woodlands, laterite pastures, heathlands and spinifex grasslands

Moorrinya National Park (32)

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Site name: Moorrinya National Park
Site number: 32
Point numbers: 125 (Moorrinya National Park Dry A), 126 (Moorrinya National Park Wet A), 127 (Moorrinya National Park Dry B), 128 (Moorrinya National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Central Western Queensland
Latitude: -21.410
Longitude: 144.959
Site description: Moorrinya National Park protects rare species such as the Square-tailed Kite, Squatter Pigeon and Julia Creek Dunnart which inhabit the Desert Upland plains which are covered in open eucalypt, paperbark and acacia woodlands and grasslands.

Blackbraes National Park (31)

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Site name: Blackbraes National Park
Site number: 31
Point numbers: 121 (Blackbraes National Park Dry A), 122 (Blackbraes National Park Wet A), 123 (Blackbraes National Park Dry B), 124 (Blackbraes National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: North Queensland
Latitude: -19.515
Longitude: 144.227
Site description: Blackbraes National Park protects undulating hills and ranges that surround basalt outcrops, black soil plains and seasonal swamps. The park is 850m above sea level, with a wetter and generally cooler climate compared with the surrounding country. Ironbark woodlands dominate much of the area.

Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park (26)

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Site name: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park
Site number: 26
Point numbers: 101 (Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Dry A), 102 (Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Wet A), 103 (Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Dry B), 104 (Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: North Western Queensland
Latitude: -18.740
Longitude: 138.319
Site description: Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is situated within the remote north-west highlands of Queensland, featuring gorge country, sandstone ranges and World Heritage fossils. Lawn Hill Gorge is formed by Lawn Hill Creek, which is fed by numerous freshwater springs from the limestone plateau to the west.

Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve (105)

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Site name: Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve
Site number: 105
Point numbers: 417 (Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Dry A), 418 (Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Wet A), 419 (Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Dry B), 420 (Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Australia Zoo
Site location: Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland
Latitude: -12.325
Longitude: 142.445
Site description: The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve is found on Cape York Peninsula. The reserve is composed of rainforests, sclerophyll woodlands, wetlands and savannas. Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve was formerly a cattle property, Bertiehaugh Station, and is now an important site for scientific research and conservation.

Carnarvon Station Reserve (92)

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Site name: Carnarvon Station Reserve
Site number: 92
Point numbers: 365 (Carnarvon Dry A), 366 (Carnarvon Wet A), 367 (Carnarvon Dry B), 368 (Carnarvon Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Bush Heritage Australia
Site location: Central Western Queensland
Latitude: -24.938
Longitude: 147.569
Site description: The BHA Carnarvon Station reserve lies adjacent to Carnarvon Gorge National Park, extending conservation land for one of the largest remnants in the Brigalow bioregion.

Spyglass (44)

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Site name: Spyglass
Site number: 44
Point numbers: 174 (Spyglass Dry A), 173 (Spyglass Wet A), 176 (Spyglass Dry B), 175 (Spyglass Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, CSIRO, James Cook University
Site location: Far North Queensland
Latitude: -19.503
Longitude: 145.700
Site description: Spyglass Beef Research Facility is a 38000 hectare cattle station and research facility. Spyglass plays an important role in the development of tropical and subtropical beef production and ecosystem management, and provides education and training programs.

Wambiana Cattle Station (45)

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Site name: Wambiana Cattle Station
Site number: 45
Point numbers: 177 (Wambiana Cattle Station Dry A), 178 (Wambiana Cattle Station Wet A), 179 (Wambiana Cattle Station Dry B), 180 (Wambiana Cattle Station Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: The Lyons family
Site location: Far North Queensland
Latitude: -20.554
Longitude: 146.111
Site description: Wambiana Cattle Station is a working cattle station, educational facility, and tourism operator. Wambiana Cattle Station hosts a long-term grazing trial and provides an outdoor laboratory for the research of native invertebrates and broader biodiversity across multiple ecosystems.

Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area (Wunambal Gaambera) (16)

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Site name: Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area (Wunambal Gaambera)
Site number: 16
Point numbers: 61 (Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area (Wunambal Gaambera) Dry A), 62 (Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area (Wunambal Gaambera) Wet A), 63 (Uuunguu Indigenous Protected Area (Wunambal Gaambera) Wet B), 64 (Uunguu Indigenous Protected Area (Wunambal Gaambera) Dry B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Bush Heritage Australia
Site location: Northern Western Australia
Latitude: -14.630
Longitude: 125.797
Site description: Large area run in partnership with traditional owners (Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation). Open Woodland with adjacent Monsoon Vine Thicket. Existing mammal monitoring sites (including nest boxes) with vegetation plots with 5+years data established under the Landscape Conservation Initiative. Kimberley Sugar Gliders have been recorded from a group of these sites.

Chillagoe (42)

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Site name: Chillagoe
Site number: 42
Point numbers: 165 (Chillagoe Wet A), 166 (Chillagoe Dry A), 167 (Chillagoe Wet B), 168 (Chillagoe Dry B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Site location: Northern Queensland
Latitude: -17.198
Longitude: 144.504
Site description: Chillagoe lies within a belt of limestone approximately 5km wide and 45km long, extending from south of Chillagoe, north-west to the Walsh River and beyond. The vegetation of Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park is dominated by tropical woodland with isolated pockets of deciduous vine thicket. Bats and other taxa, including birds and reptiles, are found in Chillagoe’s caves.

Litchfield Savanna (52)

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Site name: Litchfield Savanna
Site number: 52
Point numbers: 205 (Litchfield Dry A), 206 (Litchfield Wet A), 207 (Litchfield Wet B), 208 (Litchfield Dry B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Participant and site owner: Adelaide University, Australian Landscape Trust, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
Site location: Northern Territory
Latitude: -13.170
Longitude: 130.790
Site description: The Litchfield Savanna TERN SuperSite represents high rainfall, frequently burnt, tropical savanna. At 1.9 million square kilometres, tropical savanna is the dominant ecosystem type across northern Australia. Understanding biogeochemical cycles, impacts of fire on sequestration, vegetation and fauna is a national priority.

The Litchfield Savanna TERN SuperSite is a 5 km x 5 km block of relatively uniform open-forest savanna inside Litchfield National Park, and about 80 km south of Darwin. In the Northern Territory, savanna ecosystems are largely intact in terms of tree cover, with only modest levels of land use change. Despite this, there is evidence of a loss of biodiversity, most likely due to shifts in fire regimes and a loss of patchiness in the landscape. Approximately 40% of the savanna burn every year and understanding fire impacts on fauna and flora is essential for effective land management.