Conservation

Two seabirds flying in a blue sky.

Scientists on research vessel Investigator are tackling the challenge of studying seabirds that spend much of their life at sea.

At the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, in the Timor Sea, you’ll find Ashmore Reef Marine Park. 630 km north of Broome in Western Australia, it’s one of our most remote marine parks. We were part of the area's most comprehensive 'health checks'.

A diver wearing goggles holding a Prickly redfish.

After years of mutual learning, a safety net is in place for the Torres Strait Beche-de-mer Fishery.

Looking up at a eucalptus forest canopy

Those who know the price of everything are said to know the value of nothing – but could measuring the value of nature help preserve it?

Close-up shot of a Loggerhead turtle with barnacles on its shell swimming over coral reefs.

eDNA is poised to revolutionise the way we monitor Australia’s natural environment but it relies on a complete reference library of DNA barcodes. That's where we step in. CSIRO is working with partners to create this library for Australia’s most important species.

As part of the Genomics for Australian Plants consortium, we are sequencing the genomes of the Queen of Sheba orchid and Hoary Sunray daisy.

In his latest documentary, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, the famed naturalist maps how steeply the planet’s biodiversity has diminished over his lifetime. Its release coincides with a United Nations Summit on Biodiversity which has called for urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development. 

New research, published in Nature, shows that it's possible to both feed the world and bend the curve on biodiversity loss.

A fishing boat (left) and a blast explosion in the water (right)

CSIRO is working with Microsoft and fisheries experts to harness robot and human-derived intelligence in the fight against illegal fishing.