The ABMI keeps exact site locations strictly confidential.
- Maintaining site location and landholder confidentiality is essential to the ABMI’s monitoring work
- Establishing trustworthy and open relationships with landholders is essential to ensuring the ABMI will be able to return to sites to measure changes over time
- Instead of releasing exact site locations, ABMI data is ‘hazed’ using a buffer measuring 11 km in diameter (approximately the size of one township)
- The centre of these buffers is referred to as our public site locations. This allows data users to link biodiversity information with a general area (to ensure the data is useful), without giving away the exact location of our monitoring sites
- The ABMI does not release exact site locations or landholder personal information
- The ABMI is not a management agency, nor does it make management decisions
- Species, habitat, and human land use data available on our website is associated with our public site locations