Biodiversity Theme Report

Australia State of the Environment Report 2001 (Theme Report)
Prepared by: Dr Jann Williams, RMIT University, Authors
Published by CSIRO on behalf of the Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2001
ISBN 0 643 06749 3

Acronyms and Abbreviations

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    AAS Australian Academy of Science
    AAT Australian Antarctic Territory (Commonwealth)
    ABRS Australian Biological Resources Study (Commonwealth)
    ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics (Commonwealth)
    ACF Australian Conservation Foundation
    ACT Australian Capital Territory
    AEI Australian Ethical Investments
    AGO Australian Greenhouse Office
    AHC Australian Heritage Commission
    AIMS Australian Institute of Marine Science
    ALGA Australian Local Government Association (Local Government)
    AMC Australian Minerals Council
    AMJ Australian Marine Jurisdiction
    ANZECC Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council
    ARC Australian Research Council
    ARCCD Australian Rivers and Catchment Condition Database
    ARMCANZ Agricultural and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand (Commonwealth/State/International)
    AVHRR Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
    BAP Bycatch Action Plan
    BDAC Biological Diversity Advisory Committee (Commonwealth)
    BFC Bushfires Council (Northern Territory)
    BFMP Bushfire Fuel Management Plan
    BRD Bycatch Reduction Devices
    CALM Department of Conservation and Land Management (Western Australia)
    CAMBA China-Australian Migratory Birds Agreement
    CAP Community Assistance Program
    CAR Comprehensiveness, Adequacy and Representativeness
    CBD Convention on Biological Diversity (International)
    CBN Community Biodiversity Network
    CRC Cooperative Research Centre
    CITES Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, 1973, Washington (International)
    COAG Council of Australian Governments
    CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Commonwealth)
    CYPLUS Cape York Peninsula Land Use Study (Commonwealth/State)
    DNRE Department of Natural Resources and Environment (Victoria)
    DPIWE Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (Tasmania)
    DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo
    EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone (Marine)
    ELZ Extensive Land-use Zone
    EMS Environmental Management System
    ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation
    EPA Environment Protection Agency (Queensland)
    EPBC Act Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Commonwealth)
    ERA Energy Resources Australia
    ERO Environment Resources Officer
    ESA Ecological Society of Australia
    ESD Ecologically Sustainable Development
    ESP Endangered Species Program
    FAA Fire Affected Areas
    FHS Fire Hot Spots
    FSC Forest Stewardship Council
    GIS Geographic Information System
    GM Genetically Modified
    GMAC Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee
    GMO Genetically Modified Organism
    GNP Gross National Product
    IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
    IBRA Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia
    ILZ Intensive Land-use Zone
    IMCRA Interim Marine and Coastal Regionalisation for Australia
    IMG Interim Management Guidelines
    IPA Indigenous Protected Areas
    IPAP Indigenous Protected Areas Program
    IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    ISP Independent Scientific Panel
    ITTO International Tropical Timber Agreement
    IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
    JAMBA Japan-Australian Migratory Birds Agreement
    LCC Land Conservation Council
    LEAF Local Environmental Assistance Fund
    LWRRDC Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
    MCFFA Ministerial Council on Forestry, Fisheries and Aquaculture
    NBP National Bycatch Policy
    NEAP Nature and Ecotourism Accreditation Program
    NEGCP Nature Ecotour Guide Certification Program
    NGO Non-government Organisation
    NHT Natural Heritage Trust (Commonwealth)
    NLWRA National Land and Water Resources Audit (Commonwealth)
    NLGBS National Local Government Biodiversity Strategy (Local Government)
    NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
    NPFB National Policy on Fisheries Bycatch
    NPI National Pollutant Inventory
    NPWS National Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)
    NQCC North Queensland Conservation Council
    NRSP National Reserve System Program
    NSCABD National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity
    NVCA Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997 (NSW)
    NVIS Native Vegetation Information System (Commonwealth/State)
    OBP Ord Bonapart Program (north-west Australia)
    PWC Parks and Wildlife Commission (of the Northern Territory)
    QPWS Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
    RCD Rabbit calicivirus disease
    RFA Regional Forest Agreement
    ROTAP Rare or Threatened Australian Plants (database)
    RVMP Regional Vegetation Management Plans
    SoE State of the Environment
    SPP State Planning Policy
    SRI Socially Responsible Investment
    TAP Threat Abatement Plan
    TED Turtle Excluder Device
    UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development
    WONS Weeds of National Significance
    WTO World Trade Organization
    WWF World Wildlife Fund for Nature


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