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Biodiversity, plants and wildlife

Atlas of Living Australia

Provides a national database of all of Australia’s flora and fauna.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Australia's virtual herbarium

Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH) provides web-based access to a federation of Australia's 6 million plant specimen records held in major herbaria across the country, and makes them available over the internet to researchers and the public.

Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria

Australian Marine Mammal Centre

The Australian Marine Mammal Centre was established to help understand, protect and conserve the whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs in our region. The Centre coordinates Australia's marine mammal research expertise to provides scientific research and advice.

Australian Antarctic Division

Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC)

Website for the Australian National Wildlife Collection which is a biodiversity resource aiding the study, classification and documentation of Australia's mammals, birds and reptiles.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Australian plants, botany and horticulture

Portal site for Australian plants, botany and horticulture information. Includes information about Australian plants, databases of Australian plants and Australia-wide botanical gardens information.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of plants, animals, micro-organisms and ecosystems that make up life forms on earth. Discover Australia's unique biodiversity and the initiatives and strategies in place to conserve it for the future.

Department of the Environment

Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium

The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) includes the Australian National Herbarium. These are jointly managed by CSIRO and the Director of National Parks with strong links to the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research

OzAtlas

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and Android – Allows users to retrieve lists of species recorded within an area, view details of the species such as recorded distribution, scientific name, common names and images.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Species Profile and Threats Database

Provides information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Department of the Environment

Threatened species and ecological communities

Changes to the landscape and native habitat as a result of human activity have put many of Australia's unique species at risk. Over the last two hundred years many species of plants and animals have become extinct. For the other species of plants and animals whose survival is threatened, a range of management and conservation measures are in place.

Department of the Environment

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