Using Citizen Science data for decision making

General News
11 December 2023

Nineteen citizen science managers from nine African countries have met to learn about using citizen science data to create a conservation impact. Citizen science is an incredibly effective way of gathering information about plants and animals through engaging people. This training course is giving managers the skills to interrogate their citizen science data to guide conservation decisions. For example, participants are learning about how to use citizen science to monitor changes in bird species over time and to map where their country’s threatened species occur.

This course really shed light on what we can do with our citizen science data

Talatu Tende, A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute and manager of Nigerian Bird Atlas Project

The training activities are part of the Darwin Initiative funded project “Improved decision-making through citizen science data.” The project is led by the Tropical Biology Association in partnership with the Kenya Bird Map and Nigerian Bird Atlas projects.

Rosie Trevelyan, Director of the Tropical Biology Association, got an official welcome to Kabale University by the office of the Vice Chancellor

The participants on the course, with Rosie Trevelyan, Director of the Tropical Biology Association.

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