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The TSX shines as a key biodiversity indicator for Australia

We are excited to announce that the Threatened Species Index has been recognised as Australia’s key biodiversity metric – being featured among Australia’s top 50 well-being indicators. These indicators are a part of the Measuring What Matters framework developed by the Department of Treasury. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our 200+…
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TSX Update, Autumn 2023

The TSX team have been quite busy over the last few months. To find out what we’ve been up to, check out our Autumn 2023 newsletter, available here. Therein we discuss the official release of the 2022 index in April, we announce the release of our new TSX training package, and we provide details on…
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TSX Update, Summer 2022/2023

On December 15th 2022, the preliminary trends for the 2022 Threatened Species Index were released. After 12 months collating data from across the country, this was a significant milestone – the first TSX released by TERN. For more about the 2022 release of the index, please read our Summer newsletter (available here) or see our…
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TSX Update, Spring 2022

Today, on Threatened Species Day – 7th September 2022 – we release our Spring 2022 Newsletter (which you can find here). Therein you can find an update on some of the great progress made during this year’s data call, details about the inclusion of the TSX in the 2021 State of the Environment Report and…
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TSX Data Call Ending Soon!

Every year, the TSX team contacts ecologists and conservation managers from right across the country seeking new data on the abundance of Australia’s threatened species. So far in 2022, we’ve contacted 226 individuals seeking monitoring data for threatened birds, plants and mammals, and have already received crucial new data that will inform the release of…
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TSX Update, Winter 2022

Aligning with the 2022 data call for the TSX, we’ve released our Winter 2022 Update. You can find the update here, including a new section for 2022 – our Threatened Species Spotlight, introducing you to a new species that is in the TSX each update. This time we focus on the fascinating Jervis Bay Leek…
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Data call for TSX22 is underway!

We are now calling for new data to produce Australia’s Threatened Species Index (TSX) for 2022! Do you count threatened or near-threatened birds, plants or mammals? We are collecting monitoring data for the TSX for the next eight weeks. This year, we are consolidating the index, seeking to update monitoring data from programs already included…
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Introducing the TSX team at TERN

The new faces of Australia’s Threatened Species Index (TSX) are Geoff Heard and Tayla Lawrie. The TSX team at TERN, with ongoing support from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, will ensure continued access for all stakeholders to data on changes in the abundance of Australia’s threatened species.

Australians collaborate to provide an index of threatened species

This National Threatened Species Day, we highlight and celebrate the dedication of those individuals and organisations who contribute to monitoring the status of threatened plants and animals in Australia.

Experienced ecologist needed to manage Australia’s TSX

Now hiring! TERN seeks an experienced ecologist to manage Australia’s Threatened Species Index. Applications close 25 August.