“Bioblitz Mi’kmak’i is a citizen science project sponsored by NatureNS member group, Arlington Forest Protection Society. The purpose of the project is to provide a centralized platform for the coordination and promotion of Bioblitz events throughout Mi’kmak’i in collaboration with citizen scientists and environmental organizations and groups. The Government of Nova Scotia has a goal to protect 20% of lands and waters by 2030, which means 330,000 hectares of land needs to be protected. In a recent interview with CBC a spokesperson from the Department of Natural Resources & Renewables (DNRR) noted that there is an opportunity “to train and educate more people and citizen scientists on how to spot and identify habitat that could be home to rare lichen and other species at risk.”
Join the Bioblitz Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) Facebook Group to access the latest maps of areas of special ecological and environmental interest – those likely to have good biodiversity or suitable habitat for Species At Risk, and to see what Bioblitz events might be happening in your area!
The Bioblitz Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) map highlights areas of high ecological value and biodiversity. You can recommend an area be added to the map by filling out a form via the Bioblitz website.