Tasmanian Division of the EIANZ has teamed up with the Queen Victoria Museum
and Art Gallery's Natural Science department to conduct a Citizen Science urban
wildlife project and we invite you to join us.
We have invited
members of the public in the Launceston region to submit evidence of the
wildlife living in their gardens on or their property using the following form.
We'll then choose a selection of these properties for the installation of
motion-sensor surveillance cameras to record evidence of the presence of
animals, their behaviour and activities. The camera trapping technique allows
us to collect information without interfering with the animals.
get many reports of quolls, Tasmanian devils, bandicoots and wallabies living
in suburbia and around the urban fringe," says Natural Sciences curator
David Maynard. "This citizen scientist project will allow the community to
help map the biodiversity that is living with us in the suburbs."
important that the community get involved now so that the results can be
displayed during National Science Week in August. Participants will be invited
to the Museum so that they can view the wildlife that is inhabiting their
properties and to talk with wildlife experts about how best to protect their
visitors. Tasmania is blessed with a wide range of unique species that people
don't expect to live so close to suburbia - and the real aim of this project is
to highlight the animals that come out at night when we're tucked up in
results of the project will be presented during National Science Week at Queen
Victoria Museum from 13-23 August.
More information and to access the entry form go to the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc. web site at this link
The form is also attached on this page.