19 May 2016

New Zealand's Wikipedia edit-athon

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:35 pm on 19 May 2016

On Jesse 1 - 4 we have been talking about different critters each week with Nicola Toki from the Department of Conservation, he kinds of critters that don't get talked about so often, from wetas to native spiders and fish species.

While Nicola talks to us each Friday afternoon, a keen team of scientists and conservationists create and update the wikipedia pages devoted to these species. They do this because many of these critters don't have their own wiki pages.

Now the small team of wiki-nerds as they call themselves, is taking things further, with an all day edit-athon to improve Wikipedia's coverage of some our native and endangered species..

The project is being led by Dr Mike Dickison, the Curator of Natural History, Whanganui Regional Museum.

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