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Australian Alps expedition

The first Bush Blitz expedition for 2023 took place in the Australian Alps during early February. The expedition focused on the southern part of Kosciuszko National Park (NSW) and the northeast part of Alpine National Park (Victoria). We are extremely grateful for the support we had from both land managers – NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and Parks Victoria.

The scientific team included 10 zoologists (from the Australian Museum, Museums Victoria, and the University of New South Wales), 11 botanists (from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) and a seed collector (from the National Seed Bank, Canberra).

The Alps region is of great interest to scientists, but challenges such as access and weather conditions mean that remote areas haven't been well surveyed. This expedition aimed to get the team into some of these remote ...more ↓

Posted on June 08, 2023 01:57 AM by bushblitz bushblitz | 2 comments | Leave a comment
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Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest species discovery program - a partnership between the Australian Government, BHP and Earthwatch. Bush Blitz takes expert taxonomists on expeditions to remote locations to record plants and animals. Now anyone can join the Bush Blitz team on a virtual expedition, from anywhere in Australia! ...more ↓

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