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The Animal Demography Unit's Citizen Science Day!

The Animal Demography Unit is holding a series of events around South Africa at which we are looking both backwards and forwards. Three more events are planned for 2014.

The past year has seen the publication of the "butterfly atlas" and the "reptile atlas". The bird atlas project has come of age, in that there is now enough data to do meaningful statistical comparisons between bird distributions in the first and second bird atlas projects. The changes go way beyond anyone's wildest expectations. LepiMAP, the extension of butterfly atlas has been launched. MammalMAP has a key role to play in the new Red Listing exercise of South Africa's mammals. We will tell you about a new citizen science project, which we will do in partnership with UCT's Plant Conservation Unit, which is tentatively called RePhotoSA. There is lots to share, and there is lots to look forward to.

Please attend, and please encourage other citizen scientists, active or potential, to attend. Please register for the event, mainly to help our planning for the number who will be attending.

The Animal Demography Unit is holding a series of events around South Africa at which we are looking both backwards and forwards. Three more events are planned for 2014.

  1. Pietermaritzburg (KZN National Botanical Gardens)- 8 May 2015
  2. Durban Natural Science Museum Research Centre - 9 May 2015 (151 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road - corner of and entrance from Wyatt Road)
  3. 12th Citizen Scientist Day, Saturday 6 June 2015 ,ADU/WESSA event celebrating World Environment Day WESSA Barn, 31 The Sanctuary, Kirstenhof

Each event is a celebration of the role which our citizen scientists play in our projects. The programmes vary, and in particular the programme for the Pretoria Citizen Science Day will be very different from the programme in Johannesburg on 16 August.