Threatened Australians: find threatened species near you

Threatened Australians

Project dates: 12/01/2021 - 12/01/2024

Why it matters

Australian species are in a disastrous state and without better support, they will continue to decline. Australians and their elected representatives can provide that support by talking about it. If we talk about it, we can start to encourage those in power to do what they can to provide the necessary solutions.

Project Overview 

We argue that a lack of a conversation around the Australian threatened species crisis was, in part, due to a lack of basic information at the fingertips of all Australians. This project is an attempt at providing an accessible and engaging resource that helps to communicate the ongoing crisis.
Threatened Australians is a collaboration between conservation scientists from University of Queensland Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (CBCS), interaction design academics from QUT Design Lab and web developers from Wando Labs.

More information

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Project Team

Chief Investigators

Gareth Kindler, PhD Candidate, UQ (Project Leader)
Dr Nick Kelly, School of Design, QUT
Prof James Watson, CBCS, UQ

Other Team Members

Tim Cardin
Wando Labs (Developer)

Funding / Grants

Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, UQ + QUT Design Lab, QUT (2021-2022)