Australia's biodiversity

Biodiversity science and research

Science and research plays an important part in the protection of biodiversity. The department takes advice from scientists and administers a range of programs and facilities involved in scientific research into the conservation and sustainable use of Australia's biodiversity.

Australia's biodiversity science and research

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Research permits

Permits are required under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for:

Export or import of specimens for research purposes

The non-commercial export or import of a specimen may be approved for scientific research if the project will result in a better understanding or increased knowledge: of the taxon; of the conservation of biodiversity; or of the maintenance and/or improvement of human health.

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