Completion of the Colour Web Guide to the identification of invertebrates - M/BUS/34-2
MDFRC Technical report
1 of 2 reports associated with project see (Colour web guide to the identification of invertebrates from Australian inland waters - final report).
The Colour Web Guide project (Bug Guide) is progressing satisfactorily with the majority of key milestones tasks completed. There are some tasks remaining, most of which are on track to be finalised by the March 2008 project completion date. One task that has been beyond MDFRC control to complete is the ministerial launch of the online version of the Bug Guide. The launch was placed on hold due to the organisational restructuring of the Department of Environment and Water Resources (DEWR) and the last federal election. An extra valuable educational resource has been added to the guide, through external funding from the Victorian Waterwatch program. This launch still needs to be organised and undertaken by DEWR for the completion of the project. In 2007, the Bug Guide was presented at the National Waterwatch conference and tested in the AUSRIVAS training course and Waterwatch training workshops. Awareness of the usefulness of the Bug Guide as an identification tool is increasing with the MDFRC website statistics indicating that it is a popular web site.
MDFRC funding agency: Department Environment and Water Resources
MDFRC client: Department Environment and Water Resources (Now Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities)