Country/territory: Australia

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 57,771 ha

BirdLife Australia
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 favourable medium medium
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Site summary
Paluma supports a significant population of the vulnerable Southern Cassowary. It also supports significant populations of 13 of the 15 species restricted to the Queensland Wet Tropics (all except Atherton Scrubwren and White-streaked Honeyeater).

The nomination was prepared by Alastair Freeman.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Paluma. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.