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There has been discussion, on and off, about foreign observations being posted on iSpot. Since I live in Crete, the wildlife I observe is necessarily foreign, and I have been very appreciative of all the help I have had from iSpot users in identifying some of my posts. But, at the same time, I feel slightly guilty, because I know many British users understandably don't want iSpot cluttered up with foreign observations.
I also sometimes feel frustrated because, again understandably, there isn't always someone knowledgeable about Cretan wildlife on hand at iSpot. So I got to fantasising about a Cretan or Greek iSpot where local experts might be able to answer my questions.
Would you (ie the powers that be at iSpot) object to me contacting the Natural History Museum of Crete, which is run by the University if Crete, to suggest the idea? And if you have no objection, would there be any possibility of a collaboration, or some kind of 'franchise', to avoid the Greeks having to re-invent the wheel?
Of course, they may not be interested nor have the resources for it, but I thought it would be worth a try. And it would get rid of those pesky Greek posts on iSpot!