The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness is an ongoing citizen-science project. It was originally the initiative of a small group of dedicated people who, in 2011, recognised the biological importance of the far south coastal region of NSW. They sought to encourage the documentation of the area’s biodiversity, building a community-based resource and network of contributors.
The ‘Atlas of Life’ has now grown to involve hundreds of people, numerous organisations, and a wide variety of projects and initiatives. It is a volunteer, non-profit organisation now recognised as a Registered Environmental Organisation. The NatureMapr platform represents a wonderful opportunity to map biodiversity sightings and to contribute data to the Atlas of Living Australia.
This resource will assist teachers and students to play their role as citizen scientists mapping biodiversity in the schoolyard, backyard…anywhere!