Biodiversity

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Fairy wren. Photo: Rebecca Gee.
Superb Fairy-wren in the Reed Beds at Millewa Forest, NSW
Lake Hume, Victoria. Photo: Bell Commercial Photography (2008).
Lake Hume, Victoria
Thorny Devil, Uluru. Photo: Michael Nelson.
Thorny Devil, Uluru
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land & Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo: Jeanette Muirhead.
Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land & Wildlife Sanctuary, Nothern Territory
Geikie Gorge, West Kimberley.
Geikie Gorge, West Kimberley
Echidna. Photo: Cathy Zwick.
Echidna spines close up

News

'Biodiversity decline and habitat degradation in the arid and semi-arid Australian rangelands due to the proliferation, placement and management of artificial watering points’ not listed as a Key Threatening Process.
28
Oct
2014
Draft assessment report on the import of Scleropages formosus (Asian arowana) and Scleropages inscriptus (Myanmar arowana) to Australia. The public consultation period will be open until 5 December 2014.
10
Oct
2014
Round One of the 20 Million Trees Programme’s competitive grants is now open - applications close 2.00 pm AEDT on Thursday 30 October
03
Oct
2014

The Cleaner Environment Plan

The Australian Government's Plan for a Cleaner Environment - Clean Air, Clean Land, Clean Water and National Heritage​ - will help realise the vision of a great society by protecting and improving our environment for future generations.​

Threatened species & ecological communities

Australia is home to between 600,000 and 700,000 species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.