iNaturalist: now jointly supported by the National Geographic Society!

We are excited to officially announce that iNaturalist is now jointly supported by both the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society!

National Geographic has been collaborating with iNaturalist since 2013, especially on BioBlitzes with the United States National Park Service (NPS). The first big National Geographic-NPS BioBlitz to use iNaturalist was in 2014 at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, just down the road from the California Academy of Sciences. Our biggest collaboration with National Geographic was the NPS Centennial BioBlitzes in 2016 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. We coordinated to support over 100 BioBlitzes in National Parks all across the United States (you can see the NPS Servicewide project and 100+ NPS BioBlitz projects). From 2014-2015, National Geographic managed a portal to contribute observations to iNaturalist for the Great Nature Project.

You may notice we just added National Geographic to the site and apps. We will be updating the terms of service and privacy policy soon to reflect this change and other relevant developments. We are working with folks at National Geographic to boost iNaturalist participation on their travel expeditions and with their intrepid explorers and grantees. In time, we look forward to growing the community through National Geographic’s wide reach. If you want to read more, check out the press release from the California Academy of Sciences.

Posted by loarie loarie, June 26, 2018 02:46 PM

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neat!

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