Last Frontier Forests
Las Ultimas Fronteras Forestales
- Originally forest covered 1.4 million square kilometers of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea).
- 22% of Oceania's original forest cover remains as frontier forest.
- Over three-fourths of Oceania's frontier forests are under medium or high threat.
- In Papua New Guinea, loss of frontier forest severely threatens biodiversity; it is estimated that 5% of the world's species reside in PNG.
- Although most of New Zealand's remaining frontiers are legally protected, all are threatened from introduced species.
- Most of Australia's endemic species reside within its forests; less than 20% of Australia's original forest remains as frontier forest.