Monday, June 3, 2013

SA 'citizen scientists' share online

A southern African nature sharing website is gaining momentum with over 50 000 observations as ‘citizen scientists’ contribute to the online project.

iSpot southern Africa was launched in 2011 and gives nature enthusiasts the opportunity to share knowledge, learn, and contribute to the conservation of local plants and animals by uploading and identifying interesting observations.

The site has recently exceeded 50 000 observations uploaded by it’s over 2 500 users. These observations have been translated into almost 100 000 agreements, which serves to verify species.

News 24 
29 May 2013

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