Australia's Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Department of the Environment, 2014


The submission of national reports is a formal obligation for Parties under the Convention on Biological Diversity. National reports are required to outline the measures the Party has taken to implement the Convention and the effectiveness of these measures in meeting the Convention’s objectives (Article 26 of the Convention).

The information provided by Parties in their fifth national reports will be used to inform a mid‑term review of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The fifth national reports will also contribute to the development of the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook.

Australia’s fifth national report covers a period from January 2009 to December 2013 and is in line with the agreed reporting guidelines of the Convention. Input to the report has come from a range of sources from across government as well as from publically available reports, publications and websites. The fifth national report was made available for public consultation from 31 March to 18 April 2014.

Australia lodged its fifth national report with the Convention Secretariat in May 2014.

Further details about the Convention can be found on the Convention on Biological Diversity website.

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