Ghana - iNaturalist World Tour

It's Week 18 of the iNaturalist World Tour. This week we'll visit Ghana in Africa, Palau, French Polynesia and Papua New Guinea in Oceania, and Laos, Iran and the Maldives in Asia.


We begin in Ghana. The top observer is @sullivanribbit with observations in to natural areas in the southern part of the country not far from the capital of Accra. The 10 other top observers (@togbui, @steven2802, @kristian, @aganansiire, @nikborrow, @markuslilje, @thomasschreiter, @deboas, and @leslie_flint) are also in this wetter southern half of the country.


The graph observations per month is dominated by three peaks representing visits by @markuslilje and @thomasschreiter in July 2017, a visit by @togbui in January 2018 and most recently a visit by @sullivanribbit in August 2018.


the top identifiers are our usual suspects for the African continent: @johnnybirder leads in bird IDs, @calebcam leads in herp IDs, @marcoschmidtffm leads in plant IDs, and @jakob leads in every other category. @cabintom and @joshuagsmith are also among the top 5 identifiers.


What can we do to improve iNaturalist in Ghana? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum thread.

@sullivanribbit @togbui @steven2802 @kristian @aganansiire @jakob @johnnybirder @cabintom @calebcam @joshuagsmith

We’ll be back tomorrow in Palau!

Posted by loarie loarie, October 22, 2019 06:12

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I'm surprised that I'm the top observer, having only been to Ghana one time for about 9 days. Just goes to show how much room for growth there still is in iNaturalist's data set.

Posted by sullivanribbit about 1 month ago (Flag)
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I agree, its interesting the impact one visiting power user can have in some of these less active countries in terms of number of observations.

Posted by loarie about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Hi, one thing I could think of to improve iNaturalist in Ghana is to promote iNat with the National Parks and various accommodations / lodges within them. Most visitors are there for the wildlife and are taking pictures. They could perhaps hang up an iNat poster in the central areas, lobbies, entrance gates etc.. For them it will be publicity, access to pics for marketing purposes, and perhaps also some insights into the whereabouts of the wildlife in their parks. I already created a project for Mole National Park (in the North). Can do the same for Kakum. I'll be happy toshare admin with anyone interested.
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/mole-national-park-ghana

Posted by steven2802 about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Is it just my computer, or are the words blurry for everybody else on the post?

Posted by rangertreaty50 about 1 month ago (Flag)
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@rangertreaty50: I see no blurriness.

Posted by sullivanribbit about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Must be my computer then , looks fine on my phone.

Posted by rangertreaty50 about 1 month ago (Flag)

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