The BowerBird.org.au site for sharing and discussing biodiversity is closing down after more than 10 years, but its citizen science community will continue to thrive. Dr Ken Walker, the Senior Curator of Entomology at Museums Victoria and founder of BowerBird, shares some of his favourite discovery stories with us and explains how BowerBird users are continuing to participate in biodiversity science through iNaturalist.
In 2018, the WA government launched the Index of Biodiversity Surveys for Assessments (IBSA) to improve the availability of environmental data to support planning and development applications. One year on, the impact and value of the data hub is clear.
In February 2019, we took part in an information roadshow helping to reduce gorse across Victorian private and public land.