The Dragons of Sydney program, in collaboration with PhD student James Baxter-Gilbert (Macquarie University), uses citizen scientists to help collect data which directly contributes to understanding how this species is able to survive in urbanised areas in Sydney.
The extensive housing development in South Western Sydney is an exciting opportunity for new residents to live closer to nature; however, this unprecedented number of people moving to the urban fringe can present challenges to the natural environment.
Australia has some of the most awe-inspiring natural places in the world. These are places of refuge for some of Australia’s most treasured biodiversity, and places where ordinary people have adventures. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone, regardless of their ability were given enough information to explore natural areas?