13 January 2021

Echidna Conservation Science Initiative - EchidnaCSI

Alan Stenhouse created an IOS and Android app to help research Echidnas populations.

Echidnas are iconic native Australian animals. But we know very little about their wild populations as they are extremely hard to find. We want to learn more about echidnas - where they are, what they are doing, if they are healthy – so we can work towards their conservation.

How can you help?
Many of you (in Australia) have seen wild echidnas (sometimes even in your own backyard!) and taken photos or videos of them. The next time you spot an echidna take a photo of it using our app! And we can start filling in the knowledge gaps about our beautiful echidnas.

This project has been running since 2017 and has collected over 10000 observations so far, along with physical specimens from all around Australia that are leading to fascinating insights on echidna microbiomes.

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