Biodiversity

Species Profile and Threats Database

Species Profile and Threats Database

The database is designed to provide information about species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

It provides information on what the species looks like, its population and distribution, habitat, movements, feeding, reproduction and taxonomic comments. The information has been compiled by summarising information from a range of sources and contributors. At this stage profiles are not available for all species and ecological communities, but will be regularly added to the database.

If you have relevant information to add to the database or believe information is incorrect or out-of-date please send us an email.

Search species names

 Wildcard  Scientific

Wildcard: enter one part of the common or scientific name, e.g. cockatoo (wildcard characters not required).

Scientific: enter start of genus or genus and species e.g. ba go for Banksia goodii.

Faceted search of species metadata (show instructions)
Faceted search of species threat classes (show instructions)
Faceted search of species profiles (show instructions)

Search community names

 Wildcard  Community  All

Wildcard: enter one part of any word in the community name, e.g. grass (wildcard characters not required).

Community: enter the starting phrase of up to three words in the community name e.g. euc grass for various Eucalyptus grasslands.

All: show all threatened communities (ignore data typed into the search box).

Faceted search of community metadata (show instructions)
Faceted search of community threat classes (show instructions)
Faceted search of community profiles (show instructions)

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Caveat: This database is designed to provide statutory, biological and ecological information on species and ecological communities, migratory species, marine species, and species and species products subject to international trade and commercial use protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). It has been compiled from a range of sources including listing advice, recovery plans, published literature and individual experts. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with. Individuals and organisations should consider all the available information, including that available from other sources, in deciding whether there is a need to make a referral or apply for a permit or exemption under the EPBC Act.