A new app is available for citizen scientists to help monitor native wildlife in Australian cities and towns. The CAUL Urban Wildlife App can be used to record sightings of possums, gliders, butterflies, frogs, and flying foxes. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate.
The data you record about the behaviours of urban wildlife will help scientists to better understand how we can manage native wildlife and their habitats so that their populations can persist and co-exist with humans.
South West Catchments Council has worked with the University of Queensland to assist in the development of the updated CAUL Urban Wildlife App and its promotion across the south west region. Dr Rochelle Steven’s, who has led the app development, will be presenting a series of training workshops for interested citizen scientists from late July through to October at various locations throughout the species range within the south west.
Events are scheduled for the following dates, click the link below for further information:
Margaret River – 6th August 2019
Bunbury – 19th August 2019 – Bunbury Wildlife Park
Dunsborough – 5th September 2019 – Dunsborough and Districts Country Club
Bunbury – 9th September 2019 – Parade Hotel
Mandurah – September 2019 – Date & Location TBC
Dalyellup – 24th September 2019 – Location TBC
Albany – 2nd October 2019 – Location TBC
This possum and glider citizen science project is a collaboration between the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub with funding from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program and the National Landcare Program through the South West Catchments Council.