Birds Australia Atlas wins Eureka Prize

Subject: Birds Australia Atlas wins Eureka Prize
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 10:14:15 +1000
Hi everybody -

Last night Birds Australia won one of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research - for the shortly-to-be-published New Atlas of Australian Birds.

"Birds Australia have done a remarkable job in creating the Atlas," says Professor Mike Archer, Director of the Australian Museum. "It gives the first truly national perspective on the status of Australian bird life."

For more information about the award, please go to:

For those who have ordered, and waited patiently for, the Atlas book, I am informed that it will be available in about three weeks. For others who have not ordered it but are interested in getting a copy, it will be available from The Birding Shop (contact details on the BA website -see below).

For those who have contributed to the Atlas by sending in data - thanks for your efforts, but please DO continue. The main product of the Atlas of Australian Birds project is the Atlas database, and this is ongoing, growing in value over the years. The publication of the Atlas book is NOT the end of the project. Anybody who wants to start atlassing is very welcome; please contact us at the address and phone/fax numbers below, or email the Atlas project direct at:


Hugo Phillipps
Communications Coordinator
Birds Australia
415 Riversdale Road
Hawthorn East 3123, Australia
Tel: (03) 9882 2622, fax: (03) 9882 2677
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