Australian Biological Resources Study Committee

The ABRS (Australian Biological Resources Study Committee) is a Program within Parks Australia Division of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

Until 1973, information on our plants and animals lay scattered throughout the many libraries, museums and herbaria in Australia and overseas. In that year the Australian Government established ABRS to coordinate research in taxonomy, the science which identifies, describes, classifies, and records the distribution of our flora and fauna.

The Aim of ABRS is to provide, through strategic partnerships, the underlying taxonomic knowledge necessary for the conservation and sustainable use of Australia’s biodiversity.

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