Protecting the Environment

Christmas Island is a tropical oceanic island covering an area of 135 square kilometres. The island is dominated by rainforest with approximately 73 kilometres of coastline.

63% of the Island is vested as National Park where the representative habitat is rich in biodiversity and abundant in wild life. Despite the long history of settlement and mining on the Island, 75% of the Island has never been cleared and retains its primary rainforest habitat.

We implement a comprehensive environmental management plan approved by the Australian Commonwealth and this is updated every 5 years.

PRL’s contribution to the research and conservation of Christmas Island can be found in the articles below:

•Hawk owls

•Feral cats

•Yellow crazy ants

•Basalt/water mapping

 

Protecting the Environment