Angola - iNaturalist World Tour

Angola is the 114th stop on the iNaturalist World Tour. The top observer is @rogerioferreira who is a resident of Angola with observations clustered around the capital of Luanda. Other top observers such as @luisquerido, @markuslilje, and @pecardoso also have observations clustered here. Along the southwest coast, @omateus, a paleontology professor, @andrew_hankey, @fmop_lages, @desertnaturalist have clusters of observations. Further inland, @alexanderr and @intotheokavango (associated with National Geographic Okavango expeditions), are clustered. Don't miss this Angolan Central Potto observed by @rogerioferreira that was recently the observation of the day.

the number of observations per month jumped up in 2017 to around 100-200 a month and has been holding more or less steady.

@jakob is the top identifier and leads in birds and mammals. @cabintom leads in insect IDs. @david_goyder who works on tropical African plant diversity at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew leads in plant IDs. Other top identifiers include @johnnybirder, @ldacosta, and @robert_taylor.

What can we do to get more people in Angola using iNaturalist? Please share your thoughts below or on this forum thread.

@rogerioferreira @omateus @luisquerido @alexanderr @andrew_hankey @jakob @johnnybirder @cabintom @ldacosta @robert_taylor

We’ll be back tomorrow in the Montenegro!

Posted by loarie loarie, October 16, 2019 17:42



Would luv to visit Angola. The Proteaceae there are quite diverse and outside of the Cape and Drakensberg, this is the most diverse area with at least two centres of endemism.
Fortunately most of the landmines are cleared and the main road infrastructure is very good. I dont know anything about the internet and cellphone coverage. Meantime, rapidly expanding agriculture is threatening the water supply of the Okavango swamps.
This is a SADEC country and theoretically southern Africa can extend a hand in developing iNat. However at least the northern half of the country is tropical and shares little by way of species with southern Africa, although we do share many species in the southern half.

Posted by tonyrebelo about 2 months ago (Flag)

@tonyrebelo sadly most of the land mines have NOT been cleared for much of the country - you need good advice from the Halo Trust, who help out with logistics for @intotheokavango

Posted by david_goyder about 2 months ago (Flag)

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