The Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz, a citizen science project, kicks off on World Wetlands Day 2014 to engage nature lovers in freshwater fish conservation. People from around the world, whether they are anglers, photographers, students or enthusiastic naturalists, are invited to record their observations of freshwater fishes in their natural habitat. Photographs, along with details of where and when they saw the fish, can be uploaded to the iNaturalist project below.
Volunteers with expertise in fish taxonomy serve as Curators to identify and verify the species. The information has the potential to assist scientists to describe new species, help assess the risk of extinction for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and can be exported to freely accessible online data archives, such as Encyclopedia of Life.
Be a part of it!