‘Billions of litres of extra water could be made available to Perth households and businesses after a breakthrough discovery in a study of the Gnangara groundwater system—the city’s most important water source. More than halfway into a 4-year, $7 million investigation of Perth’s...
The Torres Strait region is renowned for its ecological complexity and biodiversity, providing a multitude of habitats and niches for the highly diverse Indo–Pacific marine flora and fauna, including dugongs and marine turtles. It consists of 247 islands, including 18 Torres...
State and trends
Reptiles and amphibians
As was the case in SoE 2011, there has been little improvement in the status of listed reptile and amphibian taxa at the national level. However, some species...
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