Connect with Nature!
Our friends at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew have developed a project with iNaturalist to collect information on the terrestrial biodiversity of the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago).
If you are stationed on Diego Garcia and are interested in its plants or animals this is for you! Your information will help scientists studying the biodiversity of this very interesting archipelago.
How does it work?
- Install the iNaturalist mobile app (Google Play or App Store) so you can observe even without reception or wifi
- Turn on the GPS on your device
- Record your observations by taking photos using the app
- Share with others (when turning on wifi, the app will synchronise your observations)
- Discuss your observations
iNaturalist can share findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facilityto help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.