Australia is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, but there’s still so much we don’t know about the plants and animals living among us!
That’s why we’re launching the #NatureNearYou challenge – a two-week challenge to discover as many plants and animals living around you as possible.
The challenge will officially start on Friday 22 May – the International Day for Biodiversity (IBD).
Join us by uploading photos of local plants and wildlife to the free iNaturalist app, and help scientists and policy-makers better understand Australia’s biodiversity.
The data we collect will ultimately end up in the Atlas of Living Australia, Australia’s national biodiversity database hosted by CSIRO.
Sharing your photos of plants and animals can lead to big impacts. Recently a young girl helped rediscover an orchid thought to be extinct in her backyard. Others have even helped discover new species!
Sign up now to take part in the #NatureNearYou challenge and we'll send you instructions on how to download the app and join the challenge.