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Congratulations to our 2016 Lifesearch winners!

24 November 2016

The Lifesearch 2016 awards were presented at the Western Port Biosphere Annual General Meeting on 18 November. Congratulations to this year's winners, and thank you to everyone who participated. Your efforts have made a significant contribution to our understanding of biodiversity in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve.

Winner  of the Birdseach Shield 2016 (for the second consecutive year)
Perseverance Primary School
Recorded 26 bird species

Perseverance Primary School Leading Teacher Andrea Baird with two of the students who participated in Lifesearch to win this year's Bird Search Shield
Perseverance Primary School Leading Teacher Andrea Baird with two of the students who participated in Lifesearch to win this year's Bird Search Shield

Winner Lifesearch 2016 Individual Award 
Geoff Lockwood
Recorded 117 species: 50 birds, 13 other animals and 54 plants

Winner Lifesearch 2016 Team Award
Julie Trezise  & family
Recorded  6 bird species to the portal with a number of other sightings not yet uploaded

Special Commendation
Susan Davies
Recorded 40 species: 12 birds, six other animals and 26 plants

 

Susan Davies (green top) with her Lifesearch 2016 prizes. Susan also collected Geoff Lockwood's prize on his behalf
Susan Davies (green top) with her Lifesearch 2016 prizes. Susan also collected Geoff Lockwood's prize on his behalf

Finals totals in all categories

  • 84 birds
  • 8 mammals
  • 4 reptiles
  • 1 amphibian
  • 69 plants

Total: 166 species

The Biosphere would like to thank Phillip Island Nature Parks and Andrew Isles Natural History Books for their generous prize donations again this year.

Lifesearch will be back in 2017. We look forward to your participation!