A University of Tasmania Zoology researcher’s citizen science project wants to see how the public and scientists can work together to locate and provide wildlife refuges to prevent any further loss of species in Australia.
Dr Anke Frank said that, globally, Australia has the worst record for extinction of native mammals.
“In Australia and elsewhere, the natural environment is under threat from increasing urbanisation and people’s companion animals, primarily cats and dogs, which can cause additional stress and predation pressure on native species.”
Residents can participate in this citizen science project to help understand how important urban backyards are to wildlife, and the impacts of dogs and cats on backyard wildlife.
To participate, click here(it takes a max of 15 minutes).