SUSSAN LEY MP GIVES NATUREMAPR A TEST DRIVE
Albury Conservation Company recently had the honour of meeting with Sussan Ley MP to demonstrate first-hand Albury Wodonga Nature Map.
The Farrer Member and Federal Environment Officer met at Nail Can Hill with a crack team brought together by our Executive Officer Sam Niedra.
On hand were none other than co-founders of the NatureMapr platform Aaron Clausen and Michael Mulvaney, who came down from Canberra especially for the opportunity. Joining them were local citizen scientists, and some of the most prolific contributers to Albury Wodonga Nature Map, Amy Daeche, Chris Allen and Kylie Waldon.
Sussan Ley MP is passionate about local wildlife and understands the importance of collecting wildlife data to make informed decisions that support biodiversity conservation. In fact, Albury Wodonga Nature Map has only been made possible through funding received from the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program, as well as the Ross Trust and the Festival of Folk Rhythm and Life (FRL).
The NatureMapr platform started in 2014 in Canberra. The 100% Australian made, owned and hosted citizen science platform has recruited almost 6,000 members who have collectively added 1.9 million sightings of 27,000 species at 3,500 locations.
Albury Wodonga Nature Map launched in May last year, and has so far recruited 120 member who have helped to add 66,000 sightings of almost 2,300 species at 270 locations.
CHECK OUT THIS SHORT VIDEO OF OUR MEETING (courtesy of Sussan Ley MP)