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In 2018, Citizen Science will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Here are some of the amazing accomplishments the Citizen Science team has achieved over this period:

  • Developed the guide: Fairy Tern (Sternula Nereis) Conservation in South-Western Australia
  • Discovered a number of key WA environmental breakthroughs, such as:
    • how fugitive lead in Esperance is transferred through the environment;
    • the methyl-mercury contamination in Cockburn Sound;
    • and the presence of selenium contamination in the Albany waterways;
    • the extent to which road transport is spreading GM canola across our South West; and
    • the ways in which seabirds and bat communities are responding to climate change.
  • Collected vital information on the ecological outcomes of feral predator eradication on islands
  • Analysed the ecosystem development in re-vegetated farmland in the Gondwana Link and on the fauna of Bush Heritage Reserves
  • Developed and road-tested a fauna sampling training program to build community monitoring capacity in natural resource management
  • Assisted in the development of a management plan for an Indigenous Protected Area
  • Sampled more than 200 beaches to provide information on microplastic distribution across South West WA
  • Our recent microplastics project exposing microfibre pollution on the WA coast was even featured on Today Tonight!


Citizen Science Handbook

Fauna Sampling Manual

Fairy Tern (Sternula Nereis) Conservation in South-Western Australia

Gondwana Link: Monitoring & Evaluating the Outcomes of NRM Interventions