The capricious nature of our nation’s water resources was evident during 2011–16, with:
record rainfall and record dryness at local, regional and state scales
extended and extensive flooding
national water storage levels varying from above 80 per cent to below 50 per cent
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Note: IBRA maps in the Biodiversity report do not include the Indian Tropical Islands, including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Timor SeaIslands; Pacific Subtropical Islands, including Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands; the...
The Vale of Belvoir property is an example of a private protected area, which was purchased by the Tasmanian Land Conservancy in 2008 to protect 476 hectares of montane grassland, wetlands and rainforest in Tasmania’s Central Highlands. It is one of Australia’s best examples of...
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