South West NRM region

Regional summary

Map of the region

The South West natural resource management region covers an area of 187 235 square kilometres encompassing the Bulloo, Warrego and Paroo river catchments and the Nebine-Mungallala Creek catchment. The main regional centres include Charleville, Quilpie, Thargomindah and Cunnamulla.

This region spans 4 climate zones, desert, grassland, subtropical and temperate. The bioregions include Brigalow Belt, Channel Country, Mitchell Grass Downs and Mulga lands. The internationally important Ramsar wetland, Currawinya Lakes, is one of Australia's most important inland aquatic systems is part of the South West region. Queensland herbarium records show 1763 recorded native plant species, 73 mammals, 323 birds and 132 reptiles. South West NRM Ltd is the regional natural resource management organisation for the South West region.

Biodiversity summary

Biodiversity summaries and species lists for the North region have been produced by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts using the Australian Heritage Assessment Tool.

For information visit: Biodiversity summaries and species lists for natural resource management regions 

Further information

South West NRM Ltd manage this region.

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