March for Science this weekend 22 April

With an army of citizen scientists watching birds across the country, BirdLife Australia is monitoring threatened species and other populations of birds, and this provides the backbone of all our conservation actions, interventions and informed advocacy.

In this age of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’, it is crucial that we can rely on data that is backed up by rigorous scientific research and methods.

To counter the increasing scepticism about science by the wider public, this year, on Earth Day—22 April—Australia will see a number of Marches for Science in the streets, from Cairns south to Hobart, and from Sydney west to Perth. There will be marches in over 50 countries around the globe.

BirdLife Australia is throwing its support behind the March for Science. As the March organisers said, “ It’s not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.”

After all, there is no Planet B.