Calling citizen scientists: more data needed to protect echidnas
The Guardian | 22 February 2018
"These masters of disguise are some of the world’s oldest surviving mammals, but they are threatened by habitat loss, traffic and feral cats – and they need our help"
Read full article here: www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/22/calling-citizen-scientists-more-data-needed-to-protect-echidnas
Tracking elusive echidna populations
CSIRO and ALA | 16 January 2018
"Echidnas are notoriously shy and difficult to see in the wild and even though they are one of our iconic Australian animals, we know very little about them. The team behind Echidna CSI want to change that."
Read full article here: blog.csiro.au/tracking-elusive-echidna-populations/
Media Release: Citizen Scientists wanted to solve echidna mysteries
University of Adelaide | 4 September 2017
"The Australian public is being called on to help better understand and conserve our iconic native echidna, by collecting echidna scats (poo) and taking photographs wherever echidnas or scats are spotted."
Read full article here: blogs.adelaide.edu.au/environment/2017/09/04/media-release-echidna-csi/
> Send in your scat samples!
> Smartphone app used to help researchers save endangered echidna
> Calling citizen scientists to log local echidna sightings
> Help to solve an echidna mystery
All living things episode
Channel 10 TV show - Scope | 3 March 2018
"Echidnas are curious creatures - they’re small and prickly and they have short legs, narrow beaks and long tongues. But the bad news is, their numbers may be dropping."
Watch Frank and Tahlia on the Scope episode, starting at 2 mins here: tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope/season-4/episode-38
Totally wild meets EchidnaCSI
Channel 10 TV show - Totally Wild | 28 November 2017
"You're looking at some echidna detectives in the middle of a very important investigation. They're hot on the trail of this spiky Aussie icon"
Watch Frank and Tahlia introduce EchidnaCSI on Totally Wild: www.youtube.com/watch?v=APVpz5o1AfY
Breakfast with Spence Denny
ABC Adelaide | 18 January 2018
"You rarely see echidnas walking around, and when you do it's quite a treat."
Hear Frank talk about some of the amazing biology of echidnas:
14/05/2018 - EchidnaCSI project update
20/03/2018 - Citizen Science Day - this Saturday!
25/01/2018 - EchidnaCSI newsletter
22/01/2018 - Are You a Passionate Echidna Spotter?
22/12/2017 - Christmas Update
13/11/2017 - EchidnaCSI Newsletter
26/09/2017 - Welcome to EchidnaCSI
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Print as A4 or A3 and use as an information guide for the EchidnaCSI project
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Data Sheet for Scat Collection
If you're out in the field and don't have access to phone or internet, bring these data sheets along with you to take down all of the information you need to then upload to BioCollect later.