The coastal zone can be described as the entire area of the coastal catchment, from the top of the ranges to the intertidal zone. The Dry Tropics Region consists of eight coastal catchments across three river basins.
The region has approximately 560km of coastline and includes 31 islands. It is home to a diverse range of birds, plants and other animals. It is commercially important across a number of different sectors, including : beef cattle grazing, horticulture, fisheries and tourism. Given these unique values, it is imperative that we manage our natural resources sustainably.
Coastal values of the Dry Tropics
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