About the monitoring framework
An Australian sea lion monitoring framework was developed to address Action 5.1 of the Recovery Plan for the Australian Sea Lion, which requires managers and researchers to “develop and apply a quantitative framework to assess the population status and potential recovery of the Australian sea lion across its range”. The framework guides the development of an appropriate monitoring design for Australian sea lions.
About the background document
The background document provides context to the monitoring framework such as the need for, and purpose of, a national monitoring framework and how it should be used. It outlines key factors that should be considered when designing a monitoring program. The background document should be read in conjunction with the associated document Australian Sea Lion Monitoring Framework: statistical model.