Southern Africa latest observations

Help confirm global observations

 

iSpot has been running very successfully in southern Africa for the past three years, led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. As regular iSpotters will know, we have been working to merge the southern Africa site with the main iSpot site, and we're delighted that this has now been achieved.

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The second carousel above is global and not very useful. In order to try and re-enervate our local users to help with getting identifications made, we have created a number of projects that can achieve this.

 

A new paper describing iSpot's crowd-sourcing approach to species identification has been published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

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SeaKeys is the first large collaborative project funded by the Foundational Biodiversity Information Program. Over the next three years, more than 30 SeaKeys team members from many organisations will work together to unlock marine biodiversity knowledge and opportunities.