Thanks for participating in our bioblitz

This Elk Island bioblitz was an unofficial local project as part of the June 9-12 BioDiversity Challenge, under the umbrella of the Alberta-wide project. I suspect just about nobody knew they were contributing to a bioblitz last weekend.
The unofficial results for western Canada and Alaska are as follows:
British Columbia: 15830 observations, 2805 species, 1680 observers.
Alberta: 7385 observations, 1447 species, 624 observers
Saskatchewan: 1969 observations, 659 species, 181 observers
Manitoba: 2362 observations, 639 species, 110 observers
Alaska: 1799 observations, 661 species, 272 observers
Yukon Territory: 322 observations, 171 species, 52 observers
Northwest Territories: 63 observations, 52 species, 19 observers
overall total: 29730 observations, 4135 species, 2913 observers
That is a lot of people appreciating nature over 4 days, and a lot of valuable observations. We'll keep track of these results, and see if more people get involved in future years. Additionally the data will be on iNaturalist permanently, where it will help scientists to track changing species distributions and do other research. Our underlying goals are to get more people engaged with nature, and to generate useful data while they're at it.
Also note that we're planning a fall bioblitz in September 2022, and hope to coordinate similar spring, summer and fall bioblitzes every year. Not all projects have a local coordinator; if you would like to administer a local bioblitz in your area next year, please get in touch with me.
Greg Pohl
volunteer bioblitz coordinator

Publicado por gpohl gpohl, 22 de junho de 2022, 07:12 PM


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