Fungimap Inc is a non-profit citizen-science organisation dedicated to raising the profile of Australia's incredible fungal diversity. Our emphasis is on enjoying and learning about fungi and our focus is on macrofungi in the natural environment. Our mottos are 'Putting Australian fungi on the map' and 'Community based science in action'. Fungimap maintains the National Australian Fungimap Database (NAFD) containing nearly 100,000 records and 6,500 images of fungi from over 700 contributors nationwide. This valuable resource is used for research, conservation, and policy purposes and has been provided to the Australian National Heritage Assessment Tool (ANHAT), state and Commonwealth environment agencies, and the Atlas of Living Australia. In addition, Fungimap delivers national and local events and training in fungal identification and surveying, and produces innovative tools for fungal identification, such as the Fungimap CD-Rom and the field guide Fungi Down Under.
About the Entomological Society of Victoria: The Entomological Society of Victoria is a non-profit scientific society which welcomes professional, amateur and student entomologists as members. The Society's interests lie primarily in entomology - the study of insects, however many members are also interested in other groups e.g. spiders. The Society sees itself as having a role in promoting general interest in invertebrates. For our members, we produce a bi-monthly news bulletin, the Victorian Entomologist. A summary of the Society's aims are: (1) to stimulate the scientific study and discussion of all aspects of entomology; (2) to gather, disseminate and record knowledge of all identifiable Australian insect species; (3) to compile a comprehensive list of all Victorian insect species; and (4) to bring together in a congenial but scientific atmosphere all persons interested in entomology.
Our aim is to enhance the Victorian public's understanding of native Australian wildlife, science and environmental matters, as well as contribute to our community’s broader appreciation of Victorian ecosystems. We wish to assist people in developing a broader appreciation of the natural world by bringing that world closer to them.
City of Melbourne is a local government located in Victoria. We are organising a series of community BioBlitz events from 31 October - 15 November 2014.
An Online IDENTIFICATION GUIDE and IMAGE DATABASE to aid recognition of AUSTRALIAN RAINFOREST PLANTS,TREES and FUNGI. - Based on Flickr ................................................................................. DATABASE INDEX http://www.flickr.com/groups/australianrainforestplants/discuss/72157606451405999/#comment72157606451416793
The Friends of the Brisbane Ranges provides opportunities for people to meet socially as well as helping and learning about the environment, ecology, flora, fauna, and history of the Brisbane Ranges National Park and Steiglitz Historic Park.
OBJECTIVES: To stimulate interest in our natural environment and to preserve and protect Australian flora and fauna. FNCV is Victoria’s oldest natural history group, established in 1880. Today we have many special interest groups which focus on: Botany, Fauna Survey, Fungi, Geology, Marine Research, Microscopy and Terrestrial Invertebrates. We even have a group especially for the Juniors.
The Bendigo Field Naturalists Club has been promoting the conservation, understanding and enjoyment of the natural environment for over 60 years. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include guest speakers covering a diverse range of topics. Meetings run from 7:15pm to 9:30pm at the Golden Square Senior Citizens Hall. Regular excursions occur to areas of local interest. Visitors are welcome to attend monthly meetings and excursions, and you can find further details on the club website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This group was created as a spin-off from the Australian Native Bee Network (https://www.facebook.com/groups/australiannativebeenetwork) and Bee Aware Of Your Native Bees (https://www.facebook.com/groups/beeawareofyournativebees/) groups. This group is intended to be all about education and awareness of all insects/spiders/terrestrial invertebrates found in Australia. The group has been left open so that scientists can use our data to aide them with their research.
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The Victorian National Parks Association is the leading voice for nature conservation in Victoria. We help shape the agenda for creating and managing national parks, conservation reserves and other important natural areas across land and sea in Victoria. We work with all levels of government, the scientific community and the general community to achieve long term, best practice environmental outcomes. The VNPA also has Victoria’s largest bushwalking club and provides a range of information, education and activity programs to encourage Victorian’s to get active for nature. We coordinate two Victorian citizen science programs, NatureWatch and Reef Watch. NatureWatch is a community-based biodiversity monitoring program which provides input to park management and planning. Reef Watch is a community-led marine monitoring program, which includes the annual Great Victorian Fish Count.
Eumundi State School is a small coastal hinterland town located inland from Noosa Heads, Queensland. The project is aimed at encouraging students and parents to engage in their local environment and to photograph and identify local fauna and flora.
Reef Watch Victoria is a not-for-profit project that encourages you as divers and snorkellers to check on marine life at your favourite dive sites. Through Reef Watch, you will be able to encourage better policies and actions to protect Victoria's marine Environment.
A not for profit organisation of volunteers whose aim are: To provide voluntary assistance to the National Parks and Wildlife Service; Publicise the parks and raise funds for specific projects; To provide for the enjoyment of members, staff and the public and to stimulate public awareness for our National Parks and the state's Flora and Fauna; To develop improved attitudes in the community towards outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment; To co-operate with others or organisations having similar interests.
Friends of Royal Park are an organisation dedicated to the preservation of the natural values of Royal Park, Parkville, Melbourne.