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Biodiversity and landscapes

We use science, data and technology to protect biodiversity and support healthy, resilient landscapes and ecosystems.

We collect and share data and information to monitor and report on the health of the NSW environment.

Our science and research informs decisions to:

  • conserve and protect biodiversity
  • monitor and manage threatened species
  • reduce or manage threats such as pests, weeds and fire
  • understand the effects of land use change and help ecosystems adapt to change
  • restore ecosystems and improve understanding of biodiversity
  • improve land management.

New biodiversity measures for better management

Our scientists have developed a new way to assess, monitor and measure the health of our ecosystems over time. This will inform on-ground management and policies that help protect our biodiversity.

  • 19 Oct 2023

Autonomous drones outperform humans in locating koalas

Our fleet of drones use artificial intelligence to scour forests for koalas, through darkness, wind and rainstorms, saving research partners valuable time and money in the field.

  • 25 Jul 2023

Measuring restoration outcomes in Kosciuszko National Park

A crucial yet low-cost set of indicators are guiding restoration activities in Kosciuszko National Park.

  • 13 Jun 2023

Contact us

Department of Planning and Environment

Research partnerships


Partner with us in our biodiversity, conservation and land use research. Your expertise may be what we need to strengthen our scientific knowledge and maximise outcomes for the NSW community.

Email us at: knowledge.strategy@environment.nsw.gov.au

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