Dataset: Indicators of Catchment Condition in the Intensive Land Use Zone of Australia – biota Condition Sub-index
It should be noted that this data is now somwhat dated!
The biota Condition Sub-index was based on six indicators:
- Native vegetation fragmentation;
- Native vegetation extent;
- Protected areas;
- Road density;
- Feral animal density; and
- Weed density.
Areas with relatively good condition are confined to a narrow strip of the
eastern ranges, south-west Tasmania, and the less intensively used Northern
Territory, Cape York and inland areas.
Data are available as:
- continental maps at 5km (0.05 deg) cell resolution for the ILZ;
- spatial averages over CRES defined catchments (CRES, 2000) in the ILZ;
- spatial averages over the AWRC river basins in the ILZ.
See [further metadata](http://data.daff.gov.au/anrdl/metadata_files/pa_iccilr9ab
__07421axx.xml) for more detail.