Aquatic Conservation Assessments (ACA) and AquaBAMM
Aquatic Conservation Assessments (ACAs) are non-social and non-economic and designed with the sole intent of identifying conservation values of wetlands at a user-defined scale.
Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment Mapping Method (AquaBAMM) is the method used to develop the ACAs. The method was first trialled in the Burnett River catchment. AquaBAMM identifies relative wetland conservation values within a specified area—usually a catchment— using criteria, indicators and measures (CIM) that are based on a large body of national and international literature.
Find out more about accessing the data and reports on the get mapping help page.
The riverine and non-riverine data may also be accessed through WetlandMaps.
Environmental reports online provide information on specific environmental values, by location.
Aquatic Conservation Assessments (ACA) and AquaBAMMThe Aquatic Biodiversity Assessment and Mapping Method (AquaBAMM) is a comprehensive method that identifies relative wetland conservation values within a specified study area (usually a catchment). AquaBAMM is used to produce an aquatic conservation assessment (ACA) of wetlands within that area. The results provide a powerful decision support tool that can be comprehensively interrogated through a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform.
ACAs have now been undertaken for a number of areas within Queensland (see table below) and provide a powerful decision-support tool that can be interrogated through a GIS platform. However, no marine ACAs have yet been undertaken.
The results of an ACA provide a decision-support tool that can be used in a wide range of applications including, but not limited to:
1 The Baffle Creek Riverine ACA is superseded by the Great Barrier Reef riverine and non-riverine ACA, which includes coverage of the Baffle Creek Catchment.
Wetland on-line education modules
A series of on-line education modules, including Aquatic Conservation Assessment using AquaBAMM, has been prepared as a resource for people who want to learn more about wetlands.
You can use these to meet your learning and training needs. This information should be used in conjunction with information found on this website.
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Last updated: 20 July 2018
This page should be cited as:
Aquatic Conservation Assessments (ACA) and AquaBAMM, WetlandInfo 2013, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .