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Atlas of Living Australia

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

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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 Insect Collection (ANIC)

The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, worms and centipedes.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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

Corals of the World online

Corals of the World online is an interactive program which captures global information about corals and makes it readily accessible to conservationists, educators and research scientists alike.

Australian Institute of Marine Science

Exotic bird record keeping scheme

Describes a record keeping scheme that helps bird keepers keep adequate records, minimising the risk of acquiring illegally traded birds, and reduces disease and pest risks in Australia from illegally imported birds.

Department of the Environment

Marine Pests

Discover what is being done, and what you can do to help, to prevent new marine pests arriving and minimise the spread and impact of pests that are already established in Australia.

Department of Agriculture

Migratory species in Australia

Many animals migrate to Australia and its external territories, or pass though or over Australian waters during their annual migrations. Australia is party to international conventions and agreements for the protection of migratory species.

Department of the Environment


iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – Search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in your suburb or surrounds.

Department of the Environment

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums

The Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM) aims to provide an online distributed query network to faunal collections in Australian museums. You can search, map and download species records from many of Australia's fauna collections. such as CSIRO.

Australian Museum


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

Whales, dolphins and porpoises

Australian waters are home to a large number of unique and magnificent marine mammals, including 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Australian Government has made whale and dolphin conservation a priority and is a world leader in the protection and conservation of these incredible animals both in Australia and internationally. Includes links to resources for teachers and students.

Department of the Environment

Wildlife trade

Australia 's unique plants and animals are known throughout the world and are an important part of our natural heritage. The Australian Government recognises the inherent value of our native species and the need to ensure their continued survival.

Department of the Environment

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