NatureWatch is our land-based citizen-science program. Starting in 2007 we have been training community volunteers to collect important information about Victoria’s animals and plants.
In each of our NatureWatch projects we work with local groups, scientists and land managers to ensure they are of community value, scientifically valid and match local management priorities.
Our hard-working NatureWatch volunteers have:
- Monitored wildlife survival across East Gippsland after the 2019 bushfires
- Surveyed for Southern Brown Bandicoots in new urban developments around Cranbourne
- Tracked changes in urban population Growling Grass Frogs in Epping
- Recorded thousands of hours of bird calls to monitor populations across many parks
- Monitored the post-bushfire recovery of Southern Brown Bandicoot habitat in Bunyip State Park
- Photographed Brush-tailed Phascogales in Wombat State Forest
- Stagwatched Greater Gliders in Victoria’s central highlands forests
- Collected 10 years of data on Phytophthora dieback impacts on grasstrees in Brisbane Ranges National Park
Joining a NatureWatch project is a fun and important way to contribute to nature conservation in Victoria.
Want to learn about our projects or find out about how to get involved with NatureWatch? Take a look below.
NatureWatch has been going since 2007 – check out our history here!
Read the latest NatureWatch updates here.