HERITAGE BIOBASH CITIZEN SCIENCE WEEK SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER

HERITAGE BIOBASH CITIZEN SCIENCE WEEK SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER - Southern Africa : Please post your pictures: we will summarize on 16 October (period extended because of baglogs) WESSA is celebrating its 90th year of contributing to the conservation of our biodiversity heritage! In celebration we are requesting 90 m

Please post your pictures: we will summarize on 16 October (period extended because of baglogs)
WESSA is celebrating its 90th year of contributing to the conservation of our biodiversity heritage!
In celebration we are requesting 90 minutes of connecting with nature.

see http://www.ispotnature.org/projects/wessa90-biobash

This is a call to WESSA Members, Branches, Friends Groups, Eco-Schools, Corporate Members and other Affiliates as well as the public to spend 90 MINUTES during the course of National Heritage Week collecting biodiversity data and submitting it to a relevant Citizen Science database.

Your data will contribute significantly towards information on species distributions and movements across biomes and habitats, enabling scientists to provide robust conclusions on various aspects of species and habitat conservation, including impacts of climate change, bush encroachment, and habitat destruction.

Why 90 Minutes?
We are celebrating WESSA's 90th year of contributing to the conservation of our biodiversity heritage!

How do I/we go about participating in the Heritage BioBash?
(Regular iSpotters: just add the tag "Biobash WESSA90")

Step 1: Decide on a place, day and suitable time period to do your survey.
Step 2: Consult the relevant website to see what type of biodiversity data is collected (birds, trees, fungi, frogs, mammals.) and decide what you would like to focus on.
Step 3: Register on the relevant website – a free and relatively simple process.
Step 4: Spend 90 minutes outside with family and friends taking photos of relevant plant and animal species.
Step 5: Upload your photos or bird data to the relevant projects on the Citizen Science websites.
To participate and have your observations appear on this page, merely add the tag "Biobash WESSA90"

Did you know? You can also access distribution maps to assist you or your organisation in managing your piece of land and be part of a growing group of people Caring for the Earth.

We would be very grateful if you could let us know via email ([email protected]) if you participated during this week. Send a photo and a couple of lines about your 90 Minute Heritage BioBash for us to possibly share with WESSA members nationwide.

To see where data are coming from - merely click here: http://www.ispotnature.org/projects/wessa90-biobash/observations/map

Have a great Heritage Week.

13 Sep 2016
Tony Rebelo