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About Us

Our goals are to engage & educate people of the biodiversity around them and contribute to citizen science to aid wildlife conservation efforts.

We also want to encourage non-profit groups, educators & researchers to run their own citizen science projects by elliminating the technical barriers and costs associated with maintaing them. We provide the online tools to setup your own citizen science project in 10 minutes with a group administrator account. Administrators can add/edit/remove users and manage user contributed sightings under one central account. Educators can manage a class of students contributing wildlife sightings as part of a class activity.

Most non-profit groups under estimate the time and money required to maintain a citizen science project and this often leads to the project ending in 1-2 years or not getting off the ground to begin with. Leave the technical aspects of data management and publication to us. Don't let your useful data gather dust and keep your project alive with our easy to use tools ! We use Darwin Core data collection standards and also publish sightings at the Global Biodiversity Institute Facilty (GBIF.org).

Promote your nature club, organization, business and school class. Website owners can also embed their sightings using an iframe. Click here and view a sample user page/nature club, school class, conservation/citizen science organization, BioBlitz group and eco tourism business.

This website was inspired by a project that occurred in Nova Scotia, Canada from 1900-1923, when a school superintendent started a project called 'The Thousand Eyes project', in which students from across the province gathered wildlife sighting data for the 23 years, producing a great deal of wildlife sightings which is valueable to this day !

 

News and Events

Sept 2014 - Discover magazine publishes article on Wildlife Sightings citizen science tools for non-profit groups.
May 2014 - New website design for better smartphone and tablet viewing.
August 2013 - PDF reports added to users sightings. Export PDF results for easy sharing and documentation.
May 2013 - Wildlife Sightings is published in an article on citizen science and crowdsourcing at Rabble.ca
April 2013 - New admin tools to manage projects and volunteer tools for contributing to overall identifications
December 2012 - CSV export feature added to all users accounts. Access your raw data anytime.
August 2012 - Social tools added to enable more user feedback with comment and rating of sightings.
August 2012 - WildlifeSightings.net domain name replaces junponline.com, it's a little easier to remember !
June 2012 - New mobile website launched for smartphones.
April 2012 - Flickr gallery added to each wildlife photo gallery page.
February 2012 - Administer Group Accounts: Organizations can now engage group members by managing multiple users working on their own wildlife survey.
February 2012 - Wildlife Sightings is published in the citizen science section of the Scientific American website.
October 2011 - Wildlife Sightings joins the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF.org)
July 2011 - XML feed for every users sightings
May 2011 - RSS feed for every users sightings
April 2011 - iframe added for users to display their sightings on their own website
March 2011 - Genus, Family and Order added to reporting fields
October 2010 - Earliest and latest sighting date added to reports
July 2010 - Wildlife naming categorization added
June 2010 - New website layout and organization
August 2009 - Editing feature added to users sighting submissions
July 2009 - Google maps added to sighting data
July 2009 - Time series reports for sighting data available
April 2009 - wildlifesightings.net goes live
 

Partners, Media & Resources

We are always interested in hearing from potential partners and developing new affiliations to improve our service, contact us with your ideas. We also welcome all questions from the media for news reports. Our resources page provides many useful sites on education and classifications of sightings.

 

Feedback

We are a new website and want to hear your feedback. Your input will shape our developement. Let us know what you would like to see here !

Standardizing data entry is a challenge which we especially want your input for. This will better enable people to search and understand the findings presented here. Email us suggestions for standard data fields you would like to see for your finding.

 

FAQ

Q. How do I submit a wildlife or plant sighting?
A. Register an account then login. You may then submit sightings and contribute to our community database.

Q. What information is required to submit a sighting?
A. The name of the wildlife or plant, date sighted and location. Other information is optional, like a photo, site description, lat/long, comment etc.

Q. Who's photos can I upload?
A. You may only upload photos that you own. You may include a watermark credit on each image of your business and website. You cannot upload photos that you do not own or have rights to do so with.

Q. How do I update my account details?
A. Login and click your username link in the upper righthand corner of the webpage. View this page for more instructions.