Synopsis by Alice Day
In this first episode of the series, the subject is diversity. Australia has experienced a great variety in its flora and fauna, but the biodiversity of the continent is being threatened. The loss of unique species, both plant and animal, is not reversible and steps must be taken to slow down or stop the processes. Unique Continent - Australian Environmental Studies: Nature's Riches provides a look at Australia's changing environment and how its future depends on measures taken with its present problems. As both industrial and agricultural interests have grown, natural resources have sustained damage.