Record a sighting using OzAtlas app: Did you see something? Photograph something? Contribute your sighting to the Atlas of Living Australia.

    About the Atlas
    The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is Australia’s national biodiversity database.  Founded on the principle of data sharing – collect it once, share it, use it many times – the ALA provides free, online access to millions of occurrence records to form the most comprehensive and accessible data set on Australia’s biodiversity ever produced.  
    By aggregating biodiversity information and making it more available online, the ALA is assisting scientists, planners, managers and others to create a more detailed picture of Australia’s biodiversity.  The ALA is used for research, environmental monitoring, conservation planning and management, education, and citizen science activities.

    Our impact
    By enabling science, industry and decision makers to work more efficiently, we impact many diverse areas of Australian biodiversity research and sustainability practice.

    We are an essential resource for biodiversity conservation, sustainable ecosystem development, new species discoveries, systematics (relationships between living things), taxonomy (naming and classification), digitisation of biological collections, natural resource management and environmental impact assessments.

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    Users comments

    Blake McCarthy

    by Blake McCarthy

    Jul 09, 2016  |  "Poor"

    "Explore" just comes up with no species for your area

    Shawn Hood

    by Shawn Hood

    Jun 18, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Apparently there are no living creatures or plants in Hobart..

    Des Wingfield

    by Des Wingfield

    Apr 06, 2016  |  "Poor"

    App does not work. There are no living things in my area. Sezrches do not producd any results. Crap. Uninstalling

    Michael Scroggie

    by Michael Scroggie

    Feb 28, 2016  |  "Good"

    Won't let me submit records without a photo. It's not always possible to photograph birds etc that you might only catch a glimpse of, but still be very confident of ID.

    Pamela Box

    by Pamela Box

    Feb 22, 2016  |  "OK"

    I had enjoyed it but right now it's not working. It can't find anything at all in my area, which I know is false as I've used this app many times.

    Rob N

    by Rob N

    Jan 27, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Love the Explore Species function