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!
Fairy Tern (Sternula Nereis) Conservation in South-Western Australia
Gondwana Link: Monitoring & Evaluating the Outcomes of NRM Interventions