In the year of London 2012, you can join in on a Cultural Olympiad race to find, identify and record 2,012 animal and plant species.
Inspired by the conservation work on the Olympic Park, Meet the Species is encouraging people to get involved in wildlife surveying events across the UK, to find out more about the natural world on their doorstep.
The findings will be used to help protect and conserve wildlife in the future, just as the survey work on the Olympic Park has informed experts on the best way to design, build and manage the Park with people and wildlife in mind.
Meet the Species has also joined with Local Leaders and Garden for the Games to get people outdoors enjoying green spaces and creating outdoor places that are attractive to people and wildlife.
You can also join the race by holding your own Meet the Species events or by logging on and uploading your discoveries. Find out more about how you can take part and meet the selected 2,012 species by visiting the project website.
Coming soon… hear more about Meet the Species with Mike Dilger, naturalist and wildlife presenter on BBC’s The One Show .
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