The Australian Marine Mammal Centre was established to help understand, protect and conserve the whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs in our region. The Centre coordinates Australia’s marine mammal research expertise to provides scientific research and advice.
The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, worms and centipedes.
Website for the Australian National Wildlife Collection which is a biodiversity resource aiding the study, classification and documentation of Australia's mammals, birds and reptiles.
Corals of the World online is an interactive program which captures global information about corals and makes it readily accessible to conservationists, educators and research scientists alike.
The Australian Government has introduced a record keeping scheme to help bird keepers keep adequate records, minimising the risk of acquiring illegally traded birds, and reducing disease and pest risks in Australia from illegally imported birds.
The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts' Invasive species home page - includes information on major invasive species in Australia and plans for their control.
Marine pests threaten Australia's marine environment and marine industries. The National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions aims to prevent new pests arriving and minimise the spread and impact of pests that are already established in Australia. Discover what you can do to help.
Many animals migrate to Australia and its external territories, or pass though or over Australian waters during their annual migrations. Information covered includes migratory waterbirds, albatrosses and petrels, mammals, cetaceans, seals and sea lions, bats, fish, sharks, reptiles and marine turtles.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - Search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in any Australian location.
The Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM) aims to provide an online distributed query network to faunal collections in Australian museums. You can search, map and download species records from many of Australia’s fauna collections. such as CSIRO.
The species profile and threats database is designed to provide information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Changes to the landscape and native habitat as a result of human activity have put many of Australia's unique species at risk. Over the last two hundred years many species of plants and animals have become extinct. For the other species of plants and animals whose survival is threatened, a range of management and conservation measures are in place.
Australian waters are home to a large number of unique and magnificent marine mammals, including 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Australian Government has made whale and dolphin conservation a priority and is a world leader in the protection and conservation of these incredible animals both in Australia and internationally. Includes links to resources for teachers and students.
Australia 's unique plants and animals are known throughout the world and are an important part of our natural heritage. The Australian Government recognises the inherent value of our native species and the need to ensure their continued survival.