Join a citizen science BioBlitz event with Conservation Volunteers Australia, and discover who your wild neighbours are.

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) takes science, and getting people involved in citizen science seriously. CVA creates citizen science volunteer opportunities for people to connect with and understand our natural world.


We’re dedicated to being a catalyst for change through citizen science that is accessible, and part of long-term initiatives supporting Australian native habitat, threatened species, and investing in nature.


As part of this commitment we organise events for the Great Southern BioBlitz in October, and the City Nature Challenge in April every year. In cities across Australia you can tune in to nature and record what’s happening in your local area, contributing to a much bigger movement for nature around the country, and indeed around the whole of the southern hemisphere!


What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.


At a BioBlitz, nature guides, families, students, photographers, and other community members work together to get a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity. These events can happen pretty much anywhere—urban, rural, or suburban—in areas as small as a backyard or as large as a state.


Smartphone tech and apps such as iNaturalist make collecting photographs and biological information about living things easy during a BioBlitz. Your photos, sound recordings and other data are uploaded to iNaturalist and become part of the Atlas of Living Australia, which is used by researchers and policy makers around Australia and the world, to make better decisions about how to care for nature.


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