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Citizen Science


Save it with science

Working with small teams of scientists, government agencies, universities, local experts and nature enthusiasts we are continually conducting targeted citizen science surveys of the threatened forests of north east Tasmania. These ongoing small surveys are complimented by larger Bioblitz events bringing together multiple disciplines and fields of study to gather broad data of a selected area.

Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events, and to contribute to our Blue Derby Wild, DigiVol Wildlife Spotter expeditions online.

Citizen Science 

Citizen science surveys enable every day people to make a direct contribution to research, increase  scientific understanding, and immerse themselves in the forests and it's complex ecosystems with the support of trained scientists. 

Blue Derby Wild  hold frequent citizen science events in threatened forests of NE Tasmania to expand our understanding of the area and it's conservation values.

Blue Derby Wild has online citizen science volunteer opportunities reviewing our camera trap work via our page on the Australian Museum, DigiVol Wildlife Spotter platform. 

Glacial Refugia

The eastern slopes of the Blue Tier is the cradle of the forests of northern Tasmania. It's where Gondwana forests retreated during the last ice age, finding refuge from the ice sheets and repopulating the landscape as the glaciers retreated.

The Myrtle and Eucalyptus regnan trees of north east Tasmania are genetically distinct from the rainforest in the west of Tasmania, and Australia.

Gondwana Links

The Gondwana Rainforests are so-named because the fossil records indicate that when Gondwana existed it was covered by rainforests containing some of the same species living today. 

Tasmania’s wilderness is to Gondwana (which broke apart 180M years ago), what the Great Barrier Reef is to coral – the most magnificent example of a dwindling wonder.



Protect ancient gondwana forests

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