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Final stages of data gathering for Australia’s new indices

Exciting times for tracking and reporting on how Australia’s threatened species are going! Right now, our project team is just about to finalise the data gathering round to develop a brand-new index for threatened mammals and plants as well as an updated bird index! We are absolutely thrilled about the amount of data received for…
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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…
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Australia’s Threatened Species Index is alive!

Exciting time for tracking changes in threatened species populations! Australia (and the world) has now its first Threatened Species Index (TSX)! The TSX was launched on the 27th of November 2018 by the Australian Threatened Species Commissioner, Dr Sally Box. Prominent speakers endorsed the value of the TSX such as the Honourable Minister Leeanne Enoch…
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Media Release: Australian threatened bird populations drop by half in 30 years on average

On average, populations of Australia’s threatened birds have decreased by half since 1985, according to Australia’s new Threatened Bird Index. According to Lead researcher Dr Elisa Bayraktarov from the University of Queensland, some bird species have decreased by more and others by less, but that is the average trend across species for which data is…
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Welcome to Australia’s new Threatened Species Index for birds!

We’d like to thank the National Environmental Science Program and supporters from BirdLife Australia, the Commonwealth and all State and Territory governments, and our partners from many conservation and research organisations for making the Threatened Species Index (TSX) possible! A warm thank you to everyone who provided data for the TSX – your efforts to…
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