The Heirisson Prong Project ran an Earthwatch program from March 1995 to October
2002. 173 volunteers from 9 different countries assisted research scientists to carry
out tasks monitoring the populations of endangered marsupials and collect data necessary
for the continuing success of the project. More details on the activities and outcomes
of this Earthwatch field program are found in the Earthwatch Final Report - 2002
(pdf 720 Kb).
Earthwatch Institute is an international non profit organisation which supports scientific
field research worldwide through its volunteers and scientists working together to
improve our understanding of the planet.
The Earthwatch Institute's mission is to build a sustainable world through an active
partnership between scientist and citizen. Through public participation in field
research, Earthwatch Institute helps scientists gather data and communicate information
that will empower people and governments to act wisely as global citizens.
The Heirisson Prong team thank all the many volunteers who assisted the project over
a 7-year period.