Feather Map Of Australia Citizen Science Project

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Feather Map Of Australia Citizen Science Project


  Last updated November 21, 2017 at 1:21 pm


Become a citizen scientist today – collect wetland bird feathers!

Help wetland birds and their precious habitats.

Wetlands are habitats that are critical for Australia’s waterbirds however they are under threat from reduced river flows and flooding, drought, climate change and land use changes.

Help turn the tide by simply collecting wetland bird feathers you find on the ground or in the water from inland wetlands across Australia.

Researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the University of New South Wales will analyse the feathers using nuclear techniques to track the movement of waterbirds, creating the first ever Feather Map of Australia. This information can be used by water and wetland managers to inform decision making and help researchers better understand waterbirds to ensure their survival.

Find out how you can get involved at www.ansto.gov.au/feathermap

Paid for by ANSTO, supporting Ultimate Careers

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