1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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As at March 2001, there were 77 geoconservation sites in Tasmania that were classified as being of world significance.

Some 25 (32.5%) geoconservation sites were in the West Bioregion, 18 (23.4%) in the Southern Ranges Bioregion, and 17 (22.1%) in the Northern Slopes Bioregion. There were no geoconservation sites in the Flinders Bioregion.

Outcrops were the most common type of world-significant geoconservation site (17), followed by landforms and landscapes, of which there were 16 each.


GEOCONSERVATION SITES OF WORLD SIGNIFICANCE, Tasmanian Bioregions - as at March 2001(a)(b)
Cave
Coastal
Cutting
Landform
Landscape
Natural
section
Outcrop
Quarry/
pit/cut
Soil
Total geosites


Bioregion(c)
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

King
-
1
-
-
1
1
1
-
1
5
Northern Slopes
-
3
2
3
2
1
5
-
1
17
Flinders
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
West
2
1
1
7
5
1
5
2
1
25
Central Highlands
-
-
-
1
2
-
1
-
1
5
Northern Midlands
-
-
-
-
1
-
1
-
-
2
Ben Lomond
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
1
2
Southern Ranges
2
-
1
4
5
1
3
1
1
18
South East
-
1
-
-
-
1
1
-
-
3
Tasmania
4
6
4
16
16
5
17
3
6
77

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Data relate to sites of international value in reconstructing geological/geomorphological history, or illustrate a form or process as well as any other comparable feature in the world. Rating assigned by Tasmanian earth science specialists.
(b) One location may feature several geoconservation sites of different types.
(c) Refer to the Map of Tasmanian Bioregions that relate to these data.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


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