Australia: The Department of Environment has published more than 1,700 new maps and data which local communities can use to find threatened species in their area.
Gregory Andrews Threatened Species Commissioner at the Department of Environment said, " This information is being made publicly available for the first time. For people to care about their local environment, they need to know what's there and understand just how precious it is. That's why tools like this are so important."
The maps and data take into account flora and fauna identified as endangered, critically endangered and vulnerable.
All the maps are accompanied by related data including an industry-standard grid that can be loaded into a GIS, user guide explaining how the maps were generated and a summary spreadsheet that offers an index to each species map and links to further information.