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What is an ecosystem? What is co-evolution? How do species interact with their habitat? How do we preserve ecosystems? These are some of the questions posed and answered in The Open University's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Introduction to Ecosystems. This free course runs for six weeks. If you are interested, read on to find out more.
While out exploring nature and posting your observations on iSpot this weekend don't forget about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch from January 28 - 30, 2017. You can still register and download a pack crammed full of information to help you make the most of your birdwatching. Good luck with your sightings! Curious about what birds have been uncovered and posted on iSpot recently? Read on for more...
It’s not too late to save UK nature but we must act now - that is the conclusion from a coalition of more than 50 leading wildlife and research organisations, including iSpotnature.org, who are behind the State of Nature 2016 report.
We had to do some necessary site maintenance this morning so you may have noticed that iSpotnature.org was off-line for an hour or so.
This was part of the regular maintenance which is important to keep the site running.
Thanks again for your patience.
The iSpot Team
The year 2015 looks like it will go down as the warmest on record and there are predictions that 2016 will be even warmer due to the effects of El Niño and climate change. It’s already the beginning of February, have you noticed any effects on our wildlife?
The iSpot Team has been busy developing our plans for 2016, while at the same time reviewing and reflecting on iSpot activity last year. What were your favourite observations of 2015?
As you may have noticed, iSpot was unavailable from Friday evening, January 15th to this morning, Monday, January 18. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We dealt with an influx of spam on the site on Friday and decided to take the site offline as a precautionary measure as there appeared to be a threat of a large scale spam attack over the weekend. The team has carried out some work to reduce the risk of a similar attack in the future.
We've received notoification from the State Veterinarian in Malmesbury that three cases of rabies were identified in the Langebaan Area recently. Please regard any strangely behaving animals with necessary caution, and report them to the Park.
Would you like to be part of the iSpot Team, helping to develop and support our fantastic community of wildlife enthusiasts?
iSpot sA will vanish this evening. Users will be able to use the Global iSpot site by 21h00 - go to the southern Africa community. However, southern African data will take 48 hours to transfer and be unavailable during this time - So do not be alarmed - they will return!
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iSpot Projects allow you to set up a page that filters out observations for a particular place, time, or species group etc. iSpotters have been making good use of the Projects function with over 2,000 so far - read on to find out how.