State and trends
Water qualityWater quality South East CoastSouth West CoastSouth Australian GulfNorth Western PlateauMurray DarlingNorth East CoastSouth Western PlateauTasmaniaTimor SeaLake Eyre...
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Source: Fitzroy Partnership for River Health (n.d.)
Figure WAT15 Extract of the ecosystem health report card for the Theresa catchment in the Queensland Fitzroy Basin, 2014
In this report, we describe pressures facing biodiversity in general. However, pressures facing aquatic ecosystems are described in detail in the Coasts (coastal and estuarine ecosystems),...
Great Barrier Reef
This report identifies the key pressures affecting the marine environment as a result of the social and economic drivers associated with population growth, energy production and...
At a glanceAustralia’s marine environment is experiencing pressures from a wide range of sources that affect its habitats, communities, species and ecosystem functioning to varying degrees. With many pressures affecting the marine environment and its inhabitants at any one time, it can be...
At a glanceThe outlook for Australia’s land environment is shaped by the legacy of our former activities, the current and future pressures on the land environment, and how we respond to these pressures.
The many consequences of climate change provide the greatest challenges. The challenges...
At a glanceMarine biodiversity overall is in good condition, but nationally there are a number of areas on the coast, continental shelf and upper slope where the condition of some elements of biodiversity is very poor, as a result of the effects of specific human activities. Condition...
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