NatureWatch is our land-based citizen-science program. It started in 2007 and trains community volunteers like you to collect important information about Victoria’s animals and plants.
You can get involved in any of our four great projects: Communities Listening for Nature, Caught on Camera, Grasstree Monitoring and Grassland Threatened Species.
Our hard-working NatureWatch volunteers have:
- Found tuans in the Wombat State Forest and southern brown bandicoots in the Bunyip State Park.
- Tracked the changes of a key urban population of growling grass frogs in Epping since 2011.
- Collected 10 years’ worth of data about the impacts of Phytophthora dieback on vulnerable grasstrees in the Brisbane Ranges.
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.
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.