- 130 fish species,
Boondall Wetlands looking towards Shorncliffe
- 150 species of waterbirds (both resident and migratory),
Brahminy Kite at Boondall Wetlands
- and more than 3000 plant species - many considered rare of threatened
Paperbark swamp Coombabah Wetlands ~ threatened ecosystem
It is very hard to imagine anyone who would not recognise the huge importance of protecting these so special habitats, not just from direct obvious damage (like the historical mistakes of draining the swamps and marshes of our coastal fringe) but also the indirect damage that our runaway urbanisation is inflicting on all the natural systems on which we actually depend.
It is not an either or situation....we can have planned urban centres such as those within the SE Qld plan BUT for any development to be sustainable it must accept the constraints demanded by the provision of adequate protection to the natural environment.