Atlas of Living Australia

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A national digital database for Australia’s flora and fauna, accessible to the public.

Summary
The Atlas of Living Australia was established in 2006 as national digital database for Australia’s flora and fauna, accessible to the public. The information gathered is being used to:

  • Improve our understanding of Australian biodiversity;
  • Assist researchers to build a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity;
  • Assist environmental managers and policy makers develop more effective means of managing and sustaining Australia’s biodiversity.

The Atlas is special because the information is not only gathered by professional scientists – you can get involved too as a ‘citizen scientist’.


Organisation: Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Weblink: http://www.ala.org.au/about-the-atlas/atlas-background/
Contact info: John La Salle

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