Thirty years after it first earned global recognition as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the South West’s biggest national park, Fitzgerald River National Park, can claim the title once more!
The 1.5 million hectare biosphere, with Fitzgerald National Park at its core, is home to 12 threatened fauna and 39 threatened floral species. It also contains about 20 per cent of WA’s described plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson praised the efforts of the communities on the south coast for their hard work co-coordinating the renomination.
“I am excited to see a renewed focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability, as well as attracting scientific research now that the area is part of an international network of biosphere reserves.”