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“Biodiversity is the variety of all life forms – the different plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems of which they form a part” National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia’s Biological Diversity.  

 

Australia is one of only 35 countries recognised as ‘mega-diverse’, meaning that a significant proportion of the world’s biodiversity is located here.

It is estimated that Australia is home to about one million species of plants, animals and micro-organisms, many of which are endemic and cannot be found elsewhere in the world.


Carbon Neutral is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Australia's biodiversity. We’re passionate about our native Australian landscape, and our focus is on developing biodiverse reforestation plantings and carbon sinks.
 

Why We all Need Biodiversity

Biodiversity is essential to sustaining the living networks and systems that provide us all with health, food, wealth, fuel and the vital services our lives depend on.

These organisms, ecosystems and ecological processes supply us with oxygen and clean water. They help keep our lives in balance and regulate the climate. Yet this rich diversity is being lost at a greatly accelerated rate because of human activities.

CSIRO research shows that by 2070, the impacts of climate change on Australia’s biodiversity will be widespread and extreme. We need to take action now to preserve this irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss.
 

Australian Biodiversity Hotspots

In October 2003 the Australian Government recognised 15 national biodiversity hotspots:
 

Further resources

The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species in Australia aggregated from a wide range of data providers: museums, herbaria, community groups, government departments, individuals and universities.
 

Carbon Neutral is interested in potential planting sites where land owners have the opportunity to protect or revegetate areas using a native species mix.

 

For more information please contact us on 1300 851 211 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 E. Macrandra Blossom


 

For more information please contact us on 1300 851 211 or 

 


 

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Western Pygmy Possum
 



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Tammar Wallaby (W.Lawler, Aust Wildlife Conservancy)
 



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Quenda (Cousans, Aust Wildlife Conservancy)

 
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