Gilbert's potoroo joey at Waychinicup National Park. Photo by G Anderson
Gilbert's potoroo joey at Waychinicup National Park. Photo by G Anderson

Biological surveys help us to understand the environmental, ecological and biogeographic processes affecting the environment. They provide the scientific basis for many of our decisions on conservation management.

Surveys collect data on the distribution, ecological relationships and conservation status of Western Australian plant and animal species and the conservation significance of the lands and waters we managed.

They are conducted across a wide range of regions, and inform on patterns of biodiversity at local, regional and State-wide scales.

Biological surveys

Gaining greater knowledge about the biodiversity of WA.

Wetland conservation research

Providing a scientific basis for managing and conserving WA's wetland and riverine ecosystems.

FORESTCHECK

Monitoring biodiversity in jarrah forests.
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