A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation reaffirms the key role of citizen science for biodiversity conservation, encouraging further contributions along these lines. “Currently citizens provide a large amount of biodiversity data which are useful in science, but this information has an even greater potential for evaluating biodiversity on a regional and global scale,” explains Bernat Claramunt, researcher at CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) and the UAB and one of the authors of the study. In fact, over 50% of the data in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) already originates from citizen science.

Source: Citizen science emerges as a significant ally to biodiversity | CREAF