Calling all citizen scientists! Get involved with ANSTO and UNSW's Feathermap of Australia project, collect feathers from waterbird habitats, send them in for for analysis and help protect Australia's wetlands.
Kate Brandis is leading the Feather Map of Australia project, an initiative of UNSW’s Centre for Ecosystem Science and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to plot the movements of the country's wetland birds. Photos: Nick Cubbin
Knowing the movements of waterbirds helps identify wetlands that are important habitats. But traditional tracking methods have had limited success and can be expensive, so we've developed a more effective way, writes Kate Brandis.