Fwd: Announcing our latest project - Notes from Nature

To: Birding-Aus Aus <>
Subject: Fwd: Announcing our latest project - Notes from Nature
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:36:39 +1000
Apologies for the cross post, but there may be some on the list who will find 
it of interest. 

Carl Clifford

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> From: Zooniverse Team <>
> Date: 24 April 2013 3:41:35 AEST
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> Subject: Announcing our latest project - Notes from Nature
> Reply-To: Zooniverse Team <>
> Hello Zooniverse!
> Today we're very pleased to announce our latest project: Notes from Nature 
> ( - through your efforts we can help 
> scientists and researchers make better conservation decisions.
> People have been collecting specimens from the natural world for centuries - 
> minerals, plants, fungi and animals. Today, there are an estimated two 
> billion specimens housed in natural history museums around the world! These 
> biological collections document where species and populations exist now and 
> where they existed decades and centuries before, so they hold irreplaceable 
> information necessary for uncovering the patterns of changes in species 
> distributions and ecosystem composition over time. Scientists use such data 
> and information in order to address key environmental issues we are facing 
> right now, such as the impacts of climate change and how diseases affect 
> wildlife and humans.
> We need you to help us transcribe that data and make it available for further 
> use in biodiversity and conservation research.
> Visit the new site now at
> Thanks for all your help, and we hope to see you on our projects soon.
> Arfon and the Zooniverse Team
> PS - Find the new blog at and follow @nfromn 
> on Twitter
> PPS Find us on Twitter @the_zooniverse (our projects are on Twitter too, for 
> example: @galaxyzoo and @cyclonecenter)
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