Protected areas of the ACT 2018

Protected areas of the ACT 2018 summarises the initial scientific findings of the Bush Blitz expedition that took place from 26 November to 6 December 2018. At least 978 species were recorded during the Bush Blitz and 22 of those may be completely new to science (4 wasps, 3 flies, 2 treehoppers, 12 jumping plant lice and 1 spider). Two threatened fish species, 17 introduced/pest animal species and 42 weeds were also recorded.

Protected areas of the ACT 2018: Bush Blitz expedition report (PDF – 2 MB)

The expedition report includes data from reports provided by the scientists who took part in the expedition. The full scientific reports are available here for those who require more detailed information:

Amphibians (PDF – 90 KB)

Cryptogams and vascular plants (PDF – 290 KB)

Fishes and crayfish (PDF – 3.63 MB)

Heteroptera (PDF – 149 KB)

Insects and molluscs (PDF – 3.26 MB)

Jumping plantlice and other invertebrates (PDF – 1.53 MB)

Reptiles (PDF 137 KB)

Spiders (PDF – 123 KB)