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.
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Citizen Science & Bioblitz
Citizen science surveys enable every day people to make a direct contribution to research, increase their 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, and larger less frequent Bioblitz events, in the threatened forests around Derby, Mutual Valley, Weld Hill, Weldborough and the Blue Tier to expand our understanding of the area and it's conservation values.
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.
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.