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Grants, Ministers and Portfolios in this data relate to the period prior to the 30 March resuffle. If my work receives adequate funding, grants awarded after that period will be added after those decisions are made & as time permits. Ministry & Portfolio names will be updated at that time.

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15 Senior Ministers have administered the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio

David Littleproud
Minister for Agriculture Drought and Emergency Management

Grants by the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio by month


$8,478,781 in funding across 37 grants was allocated to 32 recipients of the Conservation Of Australian Heritage And Environment Program since January 2018

Program Details

PortfolioAgriculture Water and the Environment
CategoryZoos, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Conservation of Endangered Species
AgencyDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Selection Process
Confidentiality Contract
Confidentiality Outputs
ActivityAssessing the Genetic Value of Koala Populations for Conservation Prioritisation
PurposeA key element of prioritising koala conservation is knowledge of the baseline genetic diversity (both functional and neutral) of the population. Prior work has focused on random variation across the genome (neutral diversity only). This project will add an additional layer by sequencing the whole genomes of the koalas we will be able to assess both functional and neutral diversity. This is key to understanding the species' adaptive potential. This is important for koalas, as they are susceptible to diseases (chlamydia & koala retrovirus), exhibit mate choice, are specialist folivores and will be impacted by a changing climate. This will be achieved through whole genome sequencing of 270 individuals from koala populations across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The genetic data produced will be provided to conservation managers (including government agencies) and researchers to help prioritise the on-ground management of koala populations and/or translocations to preserve unique genetic profiles in-situ and in captive breeding programs.