Improving access to WA’s biodiversity information

A digital transformation of Western Australia’s biodiversity data is ensuring information about native species and their habitat is easy to find and access to better support decision-making and conservation research. 

Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek and Western Australian Minister for Environment Reece Whitby launched the new online resource, Dandjoo on July 1.

The resource is the first of its kind in the country with Western Australia as the pilot State.

Dandjoo, which means ‘together’ in the Noongar language, is supported by a joint commitment of $9.2 million and provides reliable and comprehensive information for use by industry, researchers, governments and other stakeholders.

The platform allows easy access to a wealth of the State’s historical biodiversity data, improving how the information is managed and streamlining environmental decision-making so it is more efficient and effective.

Launching the online resource, Tanya Plibersek said: “This system will help governments, landholders, developers, researchers and other stakeholders by giving them access to reliable and comprehensive information to inform their actions.”

 

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