Do you have threatened species data?
Dear wildlife enthusiasts,
We need your help to develop and shape Australia’s (and the World’s) first Threatened Species Index (TSX)!
Do you count threatened or near-threatened birds, plants or mammals? We are collecting monitoring data for the Threatened Species Index until 15 June 2019.
The index will do for Australia’s threatened species what the ASX 200 does for the country’s economy: it will tell us how Australia’s threatened species are faring overall and which groups of species and where are most in need of our help. The first iteration of the threatened birds index was launched in November 2018. You can explore the index on our webpage.
The index is only possible if dedicated and passionate individuals contribute their monitoring data. Long term datasets from citizen scientist groups, individual researchers, recovery teams, state/territory- or third party-led monitoring programs are of great value and indispensable to this project.
We are particularly interested in repeated measurements of population data on threatened species where the methods for survey and the area surveyed are kept the same between each survey. You can learn more about what data is suitable in this factsheet.
If you think you may have suitable data for the index please get in touch with the TSX team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Queensland
Image: The beautiful flowers of Three Springs Daviesia (Daviesia bursarioides), an Endangered shrub native to Western Australia. Photo: Andrew Crawford.