• Citizen Science

    We run a range of citizen science initiatives which provide you with the opportunity to assist directly with the conservation of some of your favourite species, by collecting valuable data. By taking part in our surveys you are helping us to answer important questions about our plants and animals, which can then be used to help inform decision makers and raise awareness.
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Aussies are being called on to help protect their local koalas by taking part in a national survey of the unique marsupial from 7–22 November.

The annual Koala Count, run by the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) with support from WWF-Australia, employs a free, GPS-enabled smartphone app, NatureMapr, to record sightings. It is the only nationwide survey of the declining species.

An ambitious citizen science survey has reconfirmed previous research demonstrating the importance of urban natural habitat in supporting bird diversity in suburban areas.

Over a thousand people from across Australia participated in the summer Bathing Birds survey developed by the National Parks Association of NSW, in partnership with Birds in Backyards and the University of Sydney.

Rural landholders in the Taralga region are being offered the opportunity to find out more about which native and pest animals are living on their property. The "Who's living on my land?" program, run by the National Parks Association of NSW, turns private landholders into citizen scientists by teaching them how to use state of the art cameras to discover the wildlife on their property.