Streamlining your Red List data capture

So you have added the latest batch of observations. And for the Red List species you have dutifully filled in the information for the Red List Project: the numbers and threats.

But have you done them all?
There is quick way to check any that you might have missed.
The secret is in the "not in project" filter. But you have to add this to the url bar manually, it is not one of the standard filters.

So how?
First use the filters box to select:

  1. Your observations
  2. The project south-african-red-list-plants-and-animals (this should select all the Red List species, but there is also another option: rather than adding this project, find the option "threatened" in the top left bank, and click it)
  3. Choose plants (unless you want to do the same for animals).
    Click Update search.

You now have all the observations that in an ideal world you will have filled in the numbers and threats. But to find those that you have missed, copy paste this to the end of the url bar
&not_in_project=redlist-s-afr
and click enter (sometimes - if nothing happens - you need to click twice)

Your URL should look like this:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=south-african-red-list-plants-and-animals&subview=map&user_id=tonyrebelo&verifiable=any&iconic_taxa=Plantae&not_in_project=redlist-s-afr
(except that unless you are tonyrebelo, your username will display, with your totals instead of tonyrebelo's)

Remember to do this while the details are still fresh in your mind. And if you cannot remember any details, then it is better to not fill them in than to make them up.
Well that is my excuse for all those observations, and I am sticking to it!

Posted on June 06, 2022 05:52 PM by tonyrebelo tonyrebelo

Comments

Thank you Tony. I have added the information to the last contributions.

Corné Rautenbach

Posted by cornerautenbach about 2 years ago

gives me a value of zero.... will try again soon

Posted by rkct over 1 year ago

@tonyrebelo Ta! been busy sorting the backlog :)

Posted by rkct over 1 year ago

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