Discover Australia's magical, World Heritage-listed rainforests. They stretch across the country and cover every climatic type. Explore the dense tropical swathe of Queensland's Daintree Rainforest or trek through Tasmania's cool temperate wilderness.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that the world’s wildlife and those who want to conserve it have ever faced. To save wildlife, we are going to have to help animals, plants and ecosystems adapt. But first we need to know just how many species are at risk and why.
Australia's climate is governed largely by its size and by the hot, sinking air of the subtropical high pressure belt. This moves north and south with the seasons, so that the rainfall pattern over Australia is highly seasonal. Australia's rainfall is the lowest of all continents except Antarctica.