Bells Creek, Glass House Mountains

Bells Creek, Glass House Mountains Photo credit: Z. Jones

Bells Creek, Glass House Mountains

Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Report 2020

Providing valuable data to inform planning and delivery of conservation outcomes.

Council is committed to protecting our native plants and animals. We want to ensure our natural areas remain healthy, resilient and valued into the future.

To do this we need to continue to build our knowledge and track our progress towards this goal. Council's ongoing biodiversity reporting assist to do this. It also assists to inform our biodiversity planning and conservation actions.

Council's most recent Biodiversity Report was released in 2020. It provided a snapshot of our biodiversity assets including:

  • how much native vegetation covers our region and how well protected it is
  • what our different vegetation communities are
  • where our important habitat areas are
  • how many threatened plants and animals live in our region habitat areas

Key findings of the 2020 Biodiversity Report included:

  • our region supports a diverse threatened species
  • native vegetation covers over 55% of our region
  • almost half of the existing vegetation is protected

Learn more by viewing the Sunshine Coast Biodiversity Report ( or download the PDF[4976KB]).

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