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Ecology -- Australia

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View Resource State of the Environment Australia 2001

This is the second comprehensive report on the state of Australia's environment, authored by the independent Australian State of the Environment Committee. The entire report, as well as the seven topic specific supporting reports, can be viewed online or downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The report identifies important environmental improvements since the 1996 report, identifying new...

http://www.environment.gov.au/science-and-research/state-env...
View Resource The Platypus: A Very Special Australian

The Australian Platypus Conservancy, "an independent organisation dedicated to conserving the platypus and its freshwater habitats," offers this informative Web site about "one the world's most unusual animals." Visitors can learn about platypus biology and ecology in the Platypus Fact File; find out how to become involved in platypus conservation efforts; read the latest platypus-related news in...

https://platypus.asn.au/
View Resource Fabulous Facts about Australia: Australia's Distinctive Landscape

Presented by Geoscience Australia, the national agency for geoscience research and geospatial information, this Web site is called the Fabulous Facts about Australia: Australia's Distinctive Landscape Web site. The Dimensions link on the page describes the continents coastline length; oceans and seas; continental physical extremes; the area of Australia, its states, and territories; climatic...

http://www.downunder.dk/downunder/facts/facts1.shtml
View Resource World Heritage: Welcome to the Wet Tropics

This Web site serves as a visitor’s guide to tropical North Queensland’s World Heritage Area -- "the sort of place you could travel to over and over again and still not see everything." The same might be said of this incredibly comprehensive Web site, which provides pages and pages of information about Australia’s wet tropics. Virtual visitors can read up on the flora and fauna of the region,...

http://www.wettropics.gov.au/