Nature conservation

Conserving biodiversity

Channel Country Bioregion

The Channel Country Bioregion is one of few bioregions that span several Australian states. Its 28,885,384 hectares incorporate an area in the NT, a large section of southwest Qld, the northwest corner of SA as well as a small section in the far northwest of NSW.

The 1,429,584 hectares area covered in NSW is minimal, constituting 4.95 per cent of the entire bioregion and 1.78 per cent of the state. In NSW the bioregion is entirely surrounded by the Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields Bioregion.

The bioregion lies in the Western Division and is traversed by the Silver City Highway, which runs through Milparinka and Tibooburra and south to Broken Hill in the Broken Hill Complex Bioregion.

The bioregion straddles four catchments: Bulloo River, Cooper Creek, Lake Frome and Lake Bancannia but does not extend to the Murray-Darling Basin.


Channel Country - climate
See average climate figures for the bioregion.

Channel Country - landform
Get topography, geology, geomorphology, geodiversity and soil information.

Channel Country - biodiversity
Find out about plant communities, flora, fauna and wetlands in the bioregion.

Channel Country - regional history
Learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area, together with the history of the region since colonisation.

Channel Country - bioregional-scale conservation
Find out how much of this bioregion is protected by parks and reserves, and learn about other conservation programs in the region.

Channel Country - subregions
Get basic information about the finer-scale subregions that make up this bioregion.

Channel Country - references
See a list of publications and websites which can provide more information about this bioregion.

Channel Country - maps and printable versions
Download and print all the information in this bioregion overview as an Acrobat (PDF) document. View maps showing rivers, topography, vegetation, conservation reserves and subregions.

Page last updated: 27 February 2011