This project will assess the current state of knowledge about the biodiversity of the Canning Basin in Western Australia.

This desktop study will identify the plants and animals that occur in the Canning Basin. Species and threatened ecological communities that are of conservation or cultural significance will be identified. This information will be used to identify knowledge gaps and recommend further investigations to fill these gaps.

Reports and papers

Baseline assessment of the biodiversity of the Canning Basin, Western Australia PDF 2 MB

Baseline knowledge of a region’s biodiversity is essential for assessing any risks posed by potential future development. This project involved a desktop assessment of the state of knowledge of the terrestrial biodiversity of the Canning Basin in Western Australia. The Final report presents the results of this study and has shown that while the Canning Basin region has thus far been poorly sampled, it supports a high richness of plants and animals.

Final report, March 2021

Extras

Assessing the biodiversity of the Canning Basin in Western Australia PDF 673 KB

This factsheet describes research project activities to identify the plants and animals that inhabit the Canning Basin, with a particular focus on identifying species that have important conservation value or cultural significance. A baseline knowledge of a region’s biodiversity is essential for assessing the risk of any potential future development.

Factsheet October 2020

Project progress

This project is complete.

Project proposal PDF 288 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones.

Project order, June 2020

Project progress PDF 420 KB

A project outline, any variations and research progress.

Project progress, July 2021

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