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Terms of use

The Threatened Species Index (TSX) is managed by the NCRIS-funded Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) project at The University of Queensland and supported by the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). It was established by the National Environmental Science Program’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub, The University of Queensland and Birdlife Australia.

All TSX data available at are openly accessible and are licensed under a Creative Commons – Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0) (terms available at: TERN provides the TSX data on an “as-is” and “as available” basis. Users use any TSX data at their discretion and risk. They will be solely responsible for any damage or loss whatsoever that results from such use including use of any data obtained through the TSX and any analysis performed using the TSX data.

The TSX software available at is openly accessible and licensed under The MIT License (MIT) (terms available at: The software is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.

Web links to and from external, third-party websites should not be constructed as implying any relationships with and/or endorsement of the external site or its content by TERN. If you have any concerns about the integrity of the data or website content, please inform us via email:  

Reporting on the use of digital assets and research infrastructure is one of the performance indicators for TERN. Therefore, users are required to clearly acknowledge their source either according to the citation listed in their dataset download (see the ‘Data Dictionary’ document), or in the following format:

TSX (PublicationYear). The Australian Threatened Species Index (PublicationYear). Aggregated for the Australian Threatened Species Index, an output of the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub and operated by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, The University of Queensland.