Canberra Nature Map community

Posted by michaelb


Canberra Nature Map is a citizen science website on the NatureMapr platform. It is dedicated to the collection of knowledge on all species of animals, plants and other wildlife in the Canberra and Southern Tablelands region. It is a research and education tool provided free of charge to anyone from the general public and is sponsored and used by the ACT Government. It is valuable for the management of our nature reserves, our local fauna and flora as well as the conservation of rare or threatened species and the controlling of noxious weeds and pests. Volunteer experts provide identification of wildlife images and the locations of all sightings are mapped. Comprehensive species lists are provided for all categories of wildlife in our region, as well as for hundreds of places. There are over 6100 members on Canberra Nature Map. This community is being formed into a ParkCare group with the same name. This ParkCare group is being created to increase the effectiveness of the citizen science website and to enable greater opportunities for cooperation in on ground activitie

The members of Canberra Nature Map have had some very successfull meetings over the growing season of 2022-2023. New opportunities for increasing cooperative events and the effectiveness of the citizen science website are being explored.

A commitee has been elected to represent the community. They are:

Emma Collins, CNM moderator and commitee convenor - woyapp

Michael Mulvaney, NatureMapr administrator -  MichaelMulvaney

Michael Bedingfield, NatureMapr administrator - michaelb

Kim Pullen, CNM moderator - KimberiRP

Ian Baird, CNM moderator - ibaird

Matthew Frawley, CNM moderator - MatthewFrawley

Stuart Harris, CNM moderator - Harrisi

Ciaran Ernst-Russell, CNM moderator - Tapirlord

Yumi Callaway, CNM moderator - YumiCallaway

Social Media

Helen Cross (HelenCross) and Matthew Frawley (MatthewFrawley) do the work to keep our activites on show on FaceBook and Twitter.

ParkCare Group

We are in the process of registering with the ACT Government to become a ParkCare Group. This is part of our plans to have more community activities and field days.

Conservation Council

Soon we will be joining the Conservation Council ACT Region to enhance our connection with Canberra's many environment groups.

Associated community groups

Other community groups that have been very involved with CNM and have made great contrbutions to its growth and management are the Canberra Ornithologists Group, ACT Herpetological Association, Friends of Grasslands and Australian Native Plant Society Canberra.

Canberra Nature Map Newsletter

We are intending to publish a quarterly newsletter. The editors are Alison Milton (AlisonMilton) and Lisa Bradley (lbradley). The first edition is  available for download just below.


The following files are available for download:

2,089,768 sightings of 18,688 species in 5,464 locations from 9,583 contributors
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land and acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.