10th July – the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas: its Purpose and Significance – Elizabeth Newton

Our guest speaker in July will be Elizabeth Newton, who has worked for DELWP but is currently seconded to Trust for Nature.  Her talk will be a webinar presentation by Zoom on the importance of ensuring environmental data is recorded on the VBA.

7.30 pm Friday 10th July

If you registered for our May and/or June sessions, you will be sent the link for registering with Zoom on Monday 6th July.  If you have not joined earlier webinars and wish to attend, please email Peter Turner at munrodsl@iinet.net.au

Exploring the purpose and significance of the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas database – making your observations count!

The Victorian Biodiversity Atlas (VBA) is a foundation dataset that feeds into biodiversity tools used in the government’s everyday environmental decision making. Approvals and permits, funding decisions, and burn planning all rely on biodiversity observations submitted to the VBA.

In this presentation we will cover what the VBA is, contributing your data, and how your own flora and fauna records can make a difference.

We will also explore why the Department of Environment, Land & Water (DELWP) uses the VBA, and how it differs and interacts with other biodiversity databases such as Atlas of Living Australia, iNaturalist, and Birdata.

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