Science and Research

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Wandering Albatross in flight (Diomedea exulans). Photo: Michael Double.
Wandering Albatross in flight (Diomedea exulans)
Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Birds flock to Coongie Lakes Ramsar site in flood. Photo: Chris Schweizer.
Birds flock to Coongie Lakes Ramsar site in flood
Egg collection
Bird and egg collection
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Photo: Paul Candlin.
Toolona Creek, Lamington National Park
Project Eden predator-proof fence. Photo: Nick Rains.
Predator-proof fence, Shark Bay region

Science and research plays an important part in the protection of biodiversity. The department takes advice from scientists and administers a range of programs and facilities involved in scientific research into the conservation and sustainable use of Australia's biodiversity.



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Conservation Management Zones of Australia dataset now available as open data and web services
The 2016–2017 Research and Capacity-Building Grants rounds are OPEN. Applications close 2pm [AEDT] on Wednesday 28 October 2015
Presentation to the Australian Academy of Science by Dr Gordon de Brouwer, Friday 12 June 2015.

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.​

State of the Environment reporting

In Australia, State of the Environment (SoE) reporting occurs at both the national and state/territory level.