Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia website went live to the public last week and announced via a media release from the Honourable Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research titled “Opening our Eyes to Australia’s Natural Heritage”.

The media release is on the ALA’s home page and also available at: http://minister.innovation.gov.au/carr/Pages/default.aspx.

We invite you to visit the website at http://www.ala.org.au and welcome your feedback.

While the site is still a work in progress, it already provides access to a variety of information about Australian biodiversity – animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms, including:

  • species pages
  • species names list
  • ID information
  • more than 23 million occurrence and distribution records
  • information on key Australian biological collections
  • mapping tools
  • citizen science tools.

Through the Atlas, users can discover information on species in a particular area, in their neighbourhood or around their school.

Over the next eighteen months, the Atlas will continue to grow through the integration of more information on Australian biodiversity as well as the development of additional services and tools such as a Sensitive Data Service.

We value your interest in and support of the Atlas, and hope you enjoy exploring the site.

Please send your feedback about the Atlas of Living Australia website to Lynne Sealie, Communications Manager, 02 6246 5901, lynne.sealie@csiro.au

Regards,

Donald Hobern,

Director, Atlas of Living Australia

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