Tasmania’s Tarkine area has surrendered some of its secrets in Tasmania’s first true ‘BioBlitz’.
Foundation campaign manager, Jenny Weber said their aim was to fill in gaps in two specific areas near the coast and button grass plains.
“BioBlitzes are new to Australia. They are very much from the UK, and they have been held in South Australia and New South Wales,” Ms Weber said.
“This is the first BioBlitz for Tasmania and we’re having it here in the Tarkine.”
The region has seen environmental activists protest against mining and logging, and legal challenges in the Federal Court.
The Bob Brown Foundation is one of the latest groups to campaign for the protection of the Tarkine as a national park.
“So every time we can get people into the Tarkine to experience and then go away as ambassadors for the protection of the Tarkine, then that’s a good thing in our view,” Ms Weber said.
“Knowledge is absolutely important and so that’s what this is about.
“This weekend is sharing knowledge and sharing experiences of people out here in the Tarkine.
“Crucial to a BioBlitz is the register of species with the Australian Living Atlas and developing the data.
“And any gaps, we’re looking at filling.”