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Ontario BioBlitz Program: ROM Biologists Breaking Records

Added: June 26, 2014 - 13:15

Contexts: Lectures at the ROM

Dave Ireland, Managing Director, ROM Biodiversity

On September 15th 2013, a ROM Biodiversity lead team of biologists, citizen scientists, naturalists and the general public accomplished something amazing: together, they recorded more biodiversity in one area than had ever been done before, or at least since the time of Darwin and Wallace! A world-record setting 1700+ individual species were identified in the Rouge National Urban Park in just 24 hours, including many plants, animals and fungi that had never before been recorded in the area.  The event has lead to a commitment from the ROM and our partners to continue the exercise in every major watershed in the Greater Toronto Area over the next 5 years, and inspired many other local communities across Ontario to join the movement.

 

Event held on April 30, 201

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