1 September to 16 October
Did you participate in Perth Zoo’s annual nationwide Night Stalk spotlight survey in 2012?
If you did, then you were one of more than 1600 people who braved the dark with torches in hand to search for native animals in their local area. 2012 was a very successful year for Night Stalk with 600 more people than the previous year stepping out under the stars to help gather data on the state of Australia’s native wildlife. Nearly 80 surveys came back to the Zoo, an increase from about 50 the previous year.
More schools, community groups and local councils took part in 2012 and there was also a greater interest from the eastern states, particularly Victoria and the Northern Territory. About 60% of the participants were West Australians. See the results here.
Night Stalk is a great way to become involved in community conservation action and to learn about our native animals, their habitat and their threats.
Night Stalk is easy, fun and something everyone can do. All you need is a torch and a copy of the Spotter’s Log. Choose a night or number of nights between 1 September and 16 October and spotlight in your local forest/bushland. Record all of the mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs that you find and then post, fax or email your Spotter’s Log to Perth Zoo for collating.
The information is collated and made available online for interested members of the community. Particularly interesting sightings of species are also sent to conservation agencies. This regular monitoring can help the community realise which species live in the various habitats of Australia and in turn we hope will encourage conservation action to help protect and preserve the important biodiversity that surrounds us.
Night Stalk is sponsored by Tronox.
Find out how to run your own Night Stalk.
Join Night Stalks near you.
Post, fax or email your Spotter’s Log to Perth Zoo for collating.
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Night Stalk is proudly sponsored by Tronox.