Description: Three hundred and fourteen IBAs have been identified across Australia. This is however a dynamic set of sites - additional areas are likely to be identified based on future fieldwork and some IBAs may lose their status because of habitat destruction, long-term drought or other threats. There are more IBAs in the cleared intensive-use zones of Australia as habitat loss has lead to more threatened species and smaller fragmented IBAs. There are also many IBAs on small islands around Tasmania, Great Barrier Reef and offshore islands and territories.
Short Name: iba_australia
Metadata contact organization: http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/important-bird-areas/iba-maps
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Type: Contextual (polygonal)
Classification: Area Management ⇒ Biodiversity
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Data language: eng
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Keywords: biodiversity, richness
More information: http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/important-bird-areas/iba-maps
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