Species Richness

Species richness is a count of the number of different species that exist in a given region or ecological community. It is one of the simplest ways to describe community and regional diversity and is commonly used for a range of environmental assessments in conservation and management.

Use the interactive map below to discover which areas around Australia have high and low species richness.

How to use this map

Full extent icon Click on this icon at the top left of the map to see a full screen version and to see the legend.
Zoom Icon Click on this icon also at the top left of the map to zoom in closer to (+) or further from (-) the map.