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Fungimap: putting Australian fungi on the map

Fungimap is one of the largest citizen science groups in Australia and – with over 100,000 fungi records available online– is the biggest single contributor of fungi records to the Atlas of Living Australia (the Atlas). Fungimap uses information gathered … Continue reading 

Counting koalas for conservation

The National Koala Count is an innovative, large-scale citizen science initiative developed by the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA), which runs every year from November 7-17. The aim of the count is to create a comprehensive picture of koala … Continue reading 

Foundations for the Future

Foundations for the future: a long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science was launched by the Chief Scientist of Australia Prof Ian Chubb AC last week in Canberra. The final document has arisen from the proposals developed through many ‘town hall workshops’ … Continue reading 

Citizen scientists track Gang‐gangs in Canberra

Celebrating the 50th birthday of the Canberra Ornithologists Group (COG), citizen scientists across the Canberra region are recording sightings of Gang-gang cockatoos. Enabled by the Atlas of Living Australia, the Gang-gang survey encourages residents in the Canberra region to report … Continue reading 

“Who’s Living on my Land?” Citizen Science Project

Want to get involved in a citizen Science project? Come and join Grabine/Foggs Crossing Landcare to find out: Who’s Living on my Land? Saturday 5th April from 9am at the Bigga Memorial Hall, Bigga For more information, see the flyer:

ACT Centenary Bioblitz

Join us for Canberra’s first ever collaborative race to identify as many kinds of plants, animals, algae and fungi at Black Mountain between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon! Continue reading 

Hunting the snark

By Lee Belbin (Atlas of Living Australia) and Norm McKenzie (Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia) Mangroves are a much maligned group of trees. Yes, most of the time they do not make for a comfortable human environment. In mangroves, … Continue reading