Animal and plant surveys
A biodiversity survey looks at the plants and animals of an area and describes the environment in which they live. There are many methods used for recording species and their habitats. A survey may involve:
- searching for reptiles under rocks or for frogs in creeks
- listening to calls of birds
- looking for signs such as tracks and scats
- spotlighting at night to observe nocturnal mammals and birds
- trapping and releasing invertebrates and small ground-dwelling mammals
- recording details of the physical environment.
Completed and ongoing surveys
OEH programs range from community-based wildlife surveys to regional conservation assessments. Get details on specific surveys.
Guidelines for carrying out a survey
Find out about biodiversity survey and assessment guidelines.
Get involved - participate in surveys
You can help with biodiversity surveys - see what's going on in a park near you.
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Page last updated: 25 March 2014