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Note: Urban areas are outlined in black. Cities shown in greater detail in boxes are (a) Perth, (b) Brisbane and (c) Melbourne.
Source: Dr Pia Lentini, University of Melbourne, used under CC BY NC using data supplied by the Australian...
A growing population puts increasing pressure on biodiversity when residential areas encroach on natural systems. The Built environment report describes Australia's urban footprint, and the...
Effectiveness of management
NRM funding provides key measures that include many practical elements of protecting and sustainably managing biodiversity. For the past 30 years, the...
The ability of ecosystems to tolerate and recover from disturbance is a phenomenon that is vitally important to understand. Resilience has stimulated much valuable research that has...
SA Water undertakes revegetation work in historically cleared parts of its large (around 85,000 hectares) land holdings across South Australia. Native species are used in revegetation to concurrently achieve multiple outcomes of catchment management (water quality), biodiversity...
Our coastal lands and waters, beaches, bays and inlets hold a special place in Australian culture—for many, the coast is a defining attribute of what it is to be an Australian. Australia's vast ocean territory offers the opportunity to generate wealth, as well as the concomitant...
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