Guanaba has valuable koala habitat

Guanaba has valuable bushland for koala habitat (under Qld’s koala conservation policy). To ensure the protection of koalas in Guanaba and guarantee an increase in their population, this bushland must be protected.

Koala roosting in a treePeople living next to Guanaba have seen more koalas in and around the area over the past decade, with some residents going from no sightings 10 years ago to regular weekly / bi-weekly sightings of koalas (some with young joeys) in the last 2 years.

The following map was requested from:
Qld’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The big red line in the centre shows the Guanaba area:
196/98-196 Guanaba Road, Tamborine Mountain

Green = valuable koala habitat.

Koala habitat map for Guanaba

Map showing significant habitat in Guanaba for koalas.

Precious Guanaba flora and fauna

Guanaba is home to a range of endangered, threatened and vulnerable species. Out-of-place developments will put their lives at serious risk.

An array of pristine forest in Guanaba

Koala waking in a treeThe property: 98-196 Guanaba Road on Tamborine Mountain has a vast array of pristine forest – from eucalyptus to rain forest. Flora changes dramatically when travelling from the front of the property to its centre and beyond.

This amazing area sees a range of fauna move through it; animals enjoying a variety of offerings created by the vegetation.

What type of flora and fauna is in Guanaba?Alberts Lyrebird in Guanaba

When talking flora and fauna, where not just talking flooded gums and bush turkeys (lovely as they are). We’re talking plants and animals that appear on international, national and state endangered, threatened and vulnerable species lists.

The flora and fauna of Guanaba include:

1. Spotted-tailed quoll – endangered * (Also IUCN Red Listed)
2. Albert’s Lyrebird – near threatened ** (Also IUCN Red Listed)
3. Black-breasted Button-quail – vulnerable(Also IUCN Red Listed)
4. Three-toed Snake-tooth Skink – vulnerable * (Also IUCN Red Listed)
5. Whirring Treefrog – near-threatened **
6. Koala – vulnerable *
4. Pearson’s green tree frog – endangered ** (Also IUCN Red Listed)
4. Tusked Frog – vulnerable ** (Also IUCN Red Listed)
4. Richmond Birdwing Butterfly – vulnerable **
5. Wild apple – endangered *
6. Floyd’s walnut – endangered *

Residents in the Guanaba area have seen the koala population start to thrive (it’s a government-recognised koala habitat). They’ve spotted the Pearson’s Green Treefrog and the Albert’s Lyrebird.

Protecting at-risk flora and fauna from harm

Pearson's Tree FrogThese plants and animals exist in the area of a proposed and out-of-place development for an adventure business; a business which will introduce a range of human traffic that it’s never before seen, traffic which will lead to the displacement of flora and fauna.

Our flora and fauna are precious to our environmental heritage. We have a responsibility to ensure they are protected; this will enable them to thrive.

More pictures of Guanaba? See Save Guanaba Facebook page

Footnote:

* The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
** Queensland. Nature Conservation Act 1992 (PDF, 915kb)
IUCN Red List = International Union for Conservation of Nature’s RED LIST