SoE2020: Extent and rate of change of remnant native vegetation

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The loss of remnant native vegetation in Queensland has been monitored since 1997 and reached a peak during 1999–2000 at which point 0.4% of the state’s remnant native vegetation was lost in 1 year.Remnant vegetation clearing increased by 168% in Queensland between the 2011–2013 and the 2015–2017 reporting periods, increasing from approximately 81,000ha to approximately 217,000ha.Of the 16 Broad Vegetation Groups statewide, 1 (comprising ‘Other acacia dominated open forests, woodlands and shrublands’) retains less than 60% of its pre-clearing extent as remnant native vegetation as at 2017.

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