Journal archives for June 2020

June 04, 2020

A biodiversity hotspot..

June 5 is World Environment Day and the theme for 2020 is Biodiversity.

The south west of WA is one of only 36 biodiversity hotspots in the world, covering the planet's most biologically rich, yet threatened regions. There are more than 7,200 different vascular plant species here and over 80% of them are endemic, which means they're found nowhere else on earth.

We have more reptile species in Perth than any other urban area in the world, plus over 156 species of native birds and 15 amphibian species right on our back doorstep.

Keep an eye out for some of our endemic species in your observations - jarrah & karri trees, many species of eucalypts and banksias, black cockatoos and marsupials like the honey possum can all be seen not too far from home.

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