The aim is to provide data to inform creation an Australian bee Guardian scheme similar to those in UK: https://www.masonbees.co.uk/bee-guardians, US: https://crownbees.com/native-bee-programs and NZ: https://beegap.co.nz/
Understanding community participation in urban conservation – Slinger, J 2020
Small environmental groups promote conservation activities to urban residents in order to attract wildlife and benefit biodiversity in their homes. Engaging with these communities to perform conservation activities can be challenging for these groups. This research aims to inform environmental groups on how to engage with the wider community to ultimately improve their conservation outcomes. This research aims to conserve the natural environment through engaging with communities to participate in gardening for wildlife, in particular, pollinators.
Understanding how to support urban populations of valuable pollinators like the Blue Tiger Tirumala hamata and Common Crow Euploea core butterflies while remnant vegetation is being cleared for housing is the focus of this research. The research compared butterfly populations in two sights: Glinderman Park, Holland Park: small area fragmented habitat with limited canopy cover, and Toohey Forest: no habitat fragmentation.