Sharing the science of local turtles and birds online

Sharing the science of local turtles and birds online

Posted on 11 November 2022


Two new no cost Marine and Catchment Discovery Sequence functions will be livestreamed this thirty day period, bringing you insights from the authorities to the comfort and ease of your household.

You’ll hear a panel of specialists expose their latest research and tasks on nesting and the worth of habitat for turtles and chicken species. You will discover how as a citizen scientist, you can enable turtle and chook conservation in your neighborhood.

Large Turtles is on Wednesday 16 November at 6.30pm. It is a celebration of both the maritime and freshwater turtles that exist in the MidCoast.  

Holly West from the NSW Office of Natural environment and Heritage will go over the impacts of local climate alter and human interference on sea turtle nests in NSW.

She will also talk about NSW TurtleWatch, a citizen scientist checking method. The plan will train you how to recognise and defend sea turtle nests alongside the NSW coastline.

James Van Dyke from La Trobe University and TurtleSAT will discuss how freshwater turtles are underneath menace all over the world. He will share the good reasons for their drop in numbers and the challenges for their management.

James will share how the cellular app TurtleSAT has been used to accumulate details on turtles throughout Australia, with a unique aim on the MidCoast location. The application asks citizens to contribute observations on turtles and their nests that is then applied to right enable help save turtles.

He will also present the 1 Million Turtles engagement plan, built to give education and support to anyone interested in supporting turtles.

Attractive Birds is on Wednesday 23 November at 6:30pm. It will celebrate the lots of various birds that phone the MidCoast dwelling. You will learn the worth of furnishing them with ideal habitats.

The Beach Warden for the Manning Estuary Shorebird Web sites, Silas Darnell will discuss the special shorebirds of the Manning area. He will concentration on endangered species, their nesting requirements and how we can all assist defend them all through the breeding period.

Kristy Peters is top a partnership project concerning BirdLife Australia and Mindaribba Nearby Aboriginal Land Council. The project aims to bring the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater again to traditional lands in the Tomalpin Woodlands following they ended up affected by wildfires.

Kristy will share how her workforce of ecologists, Very first Nations conservationists and arborists are seeding the burnt forests on Wonnarua Country with Very long-flowered Mistletoe. The variety and scale of this habitat restoration project is a earth-very first.

The two on the internet gatherings will run for around 1.5 hours. Find backlinks to sign-up for the Zoom webinars down below.

Large Turtles: Webinar Registration – Zoom

Beautiful Birds: Webinar Registration – Zoom

This task is funded by MidCoast Council’s Environmental Amount and supported by the New South Wales Authorities by Regional Land Expert services.