Data guidelines

Guidelines for Biological Survey Data

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004

The Department uses point-based fauna and flora survey data to meet a number of statutory, international and other obligations. These obligations include the development of endangered species recovery plans, State of the Environment Reporting, and maintenance of a national database of sites of natural heritage significance.


Guidelines on Biological Nomenclature

Environmental Resources Information Network
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2002

Biological nomenclature is a tool that enables people to communicate about plants and animal without confusion. For example, a Magpie in Europe is different from a Magpie in Australia, but Gymnorhina tibicen refers to just one of them and is unambiguous. On the other hand there is no difference between a Magpie-lark, a Murray Magpie or a Peewee - they all refer to the same bird.


Collaborative Australian Protective Areas Database (CAPAD) Technical Specifications

Department of the Environment, November 2013

CAPAD is a database enabling effective data interchange between the States, Territories and the Commonwealth of all Protected Areas in Australia. That is, areas that are classified with an IUCN category. This document states the technical specification for CAPAD.