NSW BioNet Indicative Threatened Ecological Community, Population and Species Distributions

This data represents the indicative known and predicted distributions of threatened ecological communities, population and species. These data are a snapshot of data held and maintained in the Bionet – Threatened Species Profiles. The data were extracted mid-November 2013.

The base geometry is derived from a GIS intersection of a NSW Catchment management Authority Layer and IBRA Subregions layer (Interim Bio-regionalisation of Australia). For each NSW (TSC Act) and Cwth (EPBC Act) listed entity the "known" or "predicted" occurrence of each entity is attributed against the base polygon layer based. "Prediction" of occurrence should be treated as having a low confidence.

Attribution of "Known" occurrence is based on the existence of at lease one valid observation record for that polygon (locality). Validation of TS records is completed by nominated Threatened Species experts within NSW OEH (Office of Environment and Heritage). The Assignment is based on expert knowledge and is generally not assisted by distribution modelling approaches.

These data are rendered live from BioNet database to the Office of Environment and Heritage Threatened Species Web site ( See the following link for an example of a profile with indicative distribution map:

These web pages provide a view of the most current indicative distribution data. Users are recommended to check the currency of this product be for use. The data are indicative only and should be used with care - please refer to the readme and Q&A file for further information.

Data and Resources

  • DQS for Bionet Indicative Threatened Ecological and Species Distributions

  • Data package for Bionet Threatened Ecological Community and Species...

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title cma_bnd.shp, ProfileDistributions.dbf, Profiles.dbf, ProfileDistributions.xls
Edition 1
Purpose These data are used in the NSW BioNet to demarcate the “accepted distributions” of threatened ecological communities, populations and species, and forms part of the validation process for new species observation records.
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords Threatened ecological communities,Threatened populations,Threatened species,Species Distribution
Metadata Date 2015-09-30
Date of Asset Creation 2015-09-30
Date of Asset Publication 2015-10-15
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 1
Geospatial Topic Biota

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2013-01-01 - 2016-01-06
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2015"