Why Queensland is still ground zero for Australian deforestation

2 Feb 2023
Land clearing
Lopper removing tree by tree in koala habitat for housing in Springfield Qld. Image: Martin Taylor

Five years ago, bulldozers with chains cleared forests and woodlands almost triple the size of the Australian Capital Territory in a single year.

Brazil? Indonesia? No – much closer: Queensland. In 2018-19, truly staggering land clearing, mostly by farmers and cattle graziers, saw around 680,000 hectares of habitat destroyed – more than the preceding 18 years.

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