The Great Whau Biodiversity Survey
Time & Location
About The Event
Join the hunt to find and record all the special fauna, flora and fungi observed around the Whau River catchment in the month of May.
All you need is your Smartphone and a sense of adventure!
The Whau catchment has many remnants of indigenous vegetation in a range of freshwater, marine, coastal and urban forest habitats. Such habitats provide a refuge and their unique biota is especially precious within such close proximity to New Zealand’s biggest city.
The Great Biodiversity Survey is part of our wider Te Whau Citizen Science environmental and biodiversity monitoring programme. Citizen Science provides new level s of collaboration and new opportunities for non-experts to contribute directly to science and future decision making
Evidential biodiversity and environmental monitoring data, combined with ecological knowledge, plays a direct role in informing our ecological restoration activities. Evidence of the ecological associations between plants and animal species are key to effective habitat creation.
How to join:
1. Register your interest here or on our Facebook Event below
2. Download the iNaturalist app
3. Await your mission brief (coming soon)