The discovery and documenting of species, particularly the detection of cryptic species and the use of phylogenetic diversity to identify stable habitat refugia and biodiversity hotspots, will provide valuable information for decision-makers who need to compare and conserve biodiversity across space and time.
For information on Australia's biodiversity policies see the Department of the Environment and Energy:
- Biodiversity conservation
- Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, review and draft revised Strategy
- Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
- Biodiversity hotspots
- Indigenous Protected Areas - IPAs (PM&C)