The space extends from the rain-forested headwaters of the McIlwraith Range to the tidal-fringe of the northern Great Barrier Reef and contains coastal foothills and sandplains. The lowlands, intersected by estuaries, rivers, lakes and freshwater swamps, host quite a few rare and restricted species and communities. The area is certainly one of only two Australian locations supporting high numbers of both endemic Gondwanan and Australo-Papuan wildlife.
Adult salmon can migrate several times to spawn—a reproductive strategy often known as iteroparity—though repeat spawners have gotten increasingly rare. Worldwide, Atlantic salmon populations in single rivers vary from hundreds to nearly a quarter million. However, some populations are small, numbering in the low lots of and even single individuals. On this web site, yow will discover the lists of species included in CITES Appendices I, II and III, as well as pictures of most of the listed species.