Join us for 2016 BioBlitz in takayna / Tarkine!
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2016 Tarkine BioBlitz will be held from 17–20 November 2016


This year we are heading back to the coast and the now fire affected plains as well as visiting threatened ancient forests to conduct this festival of science in nature. In one of the world’s last wild places, takayna / Tarkine, our BioBlitz will discover and record as many living things as possible over a weekend.

BioBlitzes are fun, educational and meaningful to the community, naturalists and scientists alike. This is an event where everyone can explore, learn and contribute to our knowledge of biodiversity. Through BioBlitz we will together create a significant resource of biodiversity data and have an opportunity to share knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world and one of the last wild places on the planet, takayna / Tarkine.


The main goal of this event is to survey the biological diversity of takayna / Tarkine. We will conduct an intensive field study of three locations in the Tarkine – a coastal region, the plains and forest region. A central base camp will provide comfortable facilities to share discoveries, identify and collate specimens, database records and, of course, rest and relax after a day in the field.

Our base camp for the duration of the event will be at the Riverbend Youth Centre, approximately 6km south of Smithton. We will be travelling out each day to the Tarkine locations and regrouping in the evening at the base camp to share food, discoveries and stories.