Australia’s forests are composed mainly of eucalyptus. They are exploited for the production of precious wood, water catchment, protection of fauna and flora, andgreen tourism. Only a small part of Australia is covered by forests, andreforestation programs are undertaken in some areas. The extensive forests, in regions west and east of South Australia, where hydrométire is the largest, is highly productive. It can find exotic species widely used in the inductrie wood and paper.
Koalas feed almost exclusively on the leaves and bark and fruit ofvery specific species of eucalyptus. They are among the only animals with ring-tailed possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and large gliders (Petauroides volans)to be able to eat eucalyptus.
Dramatically, those places that were once lost paradise with all the wealth ofanimal and plant biodiversity original, in complete indifference. Tasmania has lost 75% of its original forests. Marsupials such as wallabies, the opposums orTasmanian devils exclusively Australian species are endangered.
Did you know : In Australia, the heart of the oldest forest in the world With 800,000 visitors a year, the Daintree National Park remains the most visited site in the country. The dream of budding botanists in search of palms, ferns andother eucalypts. 2000 species of trees and different plants have been recorded.Queensland, in north-eastern Australia, remains one of the wildest areas of the country and preserved. Its primary rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest, the approach125 million years. One of the oldest sanctuaries in the world, older than the Amazon rainforest, aged 10 million years!