A wide variety of mineral resources exist within Australia’s maritime jurisdiction (Table MAR3). Mining of these resources, however, remains an emerging industry (AIMS 2014). As a...
Antarctica is the southernmost continent. Including all islands and ice shelves, it covers an area of about 13.9 million square kilometres (km2)—nearly twice that of Australia. The sea ice that surrounds Antarctica adds about another 19 million km2 at its maximum extent in September–October...
At a glanceReporting on the current state and recent trends of the biological and ecological components of Australia’s marine environment is highly variable across Australia’s marine estate, and is often inadequate for robust assessment. There are few coordinated, sustained monitoring...
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State and trends of species populations and groups
State and trends
State and trends of marine biodiversity: Species Groups...
2016Generally, marine habitats and communities in the Temperate East Marine Region and the South-east Marine Region have been subject to higher historical impacts, such as bottom trawling impacts on shelf and slope communities, than in other regions.
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Note: Negative values represent a decrease between 2002 and 2006, while positive values represent an increase between 2001 and 2006.
Source: Biodiversity Assessment Working Group (2009)
Figure LAN8 Continental pattern of Australia’s forest cover change,...
The title of this assessment summary has changed for 2016. The original 2011 summary, grade, trend and confidence levels have been replicated here to assist comparison of changes between reporting cycles.
State and trends of the station environment...
Australia State of the Environment 2016 has been prepared by independent experts using the best available information to support assessments of environmental condition, pressures, management effectiveness, resilience, risks and outlook.
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