A good TERN

The Threatened Species Index was under threat, which was bad. Not now, which is good

Starting in 2016 the index includes data on 254 mammals, birds and plant groups, supplied by organisations and individuals across the country. But federal funding for the Uni Queensland located programme that managed the index ran out in June.

Enter the Ecosystem Research Infrastructure Network (TERN). With support from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, “for the foreseeable future” TERN is now “custodian” of the index.  The move should not be onerous, TERN is also at Uni Q.