2000 records at 09h25 on 19 August 2011

2000 records at 09h25 on 19 August 2011 - Southern Africa : A Major Milestone: 2000 Observations, with Gigi's sighting of Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Well done everyone. Many thanks to

A Major Milestone: 2000 Observations, with Gigi's sighting of Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) at Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Well done everyone. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible and contributed to this achievement!

We now have records from Namibia, Botswana and all over South Africa. Several areas have fairly comprehensive species lists. All major habitats and most animal and plant groups are represented!

We have critical mass, where the mentor system whereby more experienced users (with a higher reputation) "teach" novices by verifying or posting corrections to their identifications. Beginners can practice their identification skills by agreeing to established identifications, and trying their own.

Keep up the excellent work. As ambassadors for biodiversity, YOU are ensuring a sustainable future for our wildlife.

19 Aug 2011
Tony Rebelo