Australia’s Brigalow forests almost gone in 60 years

6 Sep 2017
Credit: Rod Fensham

Over the past 60 years, Australia has lost more than 90 per cent of a type of forest that once covered 130,000 square kilometres, and could be losing plants with important medicinal uses.

University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences researcher Associate Professor Rod Fensham said the loss of this once widespread ecosystem is one of the most rapid on the planet.

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