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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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Presentation to the Australian Academy of Science by Dr Gordon de Brouwer, Friday 12 June 2015.
12
Jun
2015
Applications for the 2014–15 round of ABRS Student Travel Grants are NOW OPEN. Applications close 2pm (AEST) on 6 May 2015.
07
Apr
2015
The Department of the Environment has released version 2 of the Species of National Environmental Significance maps and GIS data products including many updated distributions and maps for newly listed species.
13
Mar
2015
The Department has released a new spatial information metadata catalogue and search tool Find Environmental Data (FED) to replace Discover Information Geographically (DIG). FED will allow integration with other Commonwealth services such as Australian Government’s spatial data catalogue FIND and data.gov.au.
05
Dec
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.​

State of the Environment reporting

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