It is a festive season and we thought this is a perfect time to knock on your doors. A much delayed update on the project but finally here it is. Please find attached a copy of what you all helped us understand about citizen science with respect to assessing its potential and capacity building for the environment.
Also, for all those who would like to continue being updated about citizen science based programmes going on in the India; you may join the following page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csciindia. Additionally, please find below a list of projects that we came across during our study. May be you would love to join some of these initiatives. Do take a moment and check them out. Our lists are not exhaustive but are a good start. We are sure that once you start exploring you will find a lot more.

Sr.No.

Citizen Science Project (Environment)

Project Objective

Mode of participation

CSP website if available/News Link

1

Common bird monitoring of India programme (CBMI)

to monitor and conserve India’s Common Birds.

Observation and internet

http://www.cbmi.in/index.html

2

Eflora egroup

to help in documenting flora of India

Observation and internet

Link

3

Project Pterocount

to monitor the population of a bat species in South Asia.

Observation and internet

http://pterocount.org/

4

Hornbill Watch

to monitor and conserve 9 species of Hornbills found in India

Observation and internet

http://www.hornbills.in/

5

Migrant Watch

identify migrant birds and note down the first sighting and feed it into the online database

Observation and internet

http://www.migrantwatch.in/join.php

6

Seasonwatch

to monitor plant phenology i.e.the participant identifies a tree and observes it every week to note down when the flowers, fruits and leaves come out.

Observation and internet

http://www.seasonwatch.in/

7

EclipseWatch

to observe and document the behaviour of birds and animals before, during and after the solar eclipse

Observation and internet

http://www.eclipsewatch.in/

8

India Biodiversity Portal

 in contributing and accessing information on Indian biodiversity

Observation and internet

http://indiabiodiversity.org/

9

“Lost! Amphibians of India”

 to search for lost amphibians.

Observation

Link

10

Behaviourwatch@home

characterising particular birds behaviour

Observation and internet

Link

11

Golden Jackals in India

 was a two month survey to find out about the numbers and location of Golden Jackals in India

Observation and internet

Link

12

Marine Mammal Conservation Newtork of India

to help strengthen the available information.

Observation &/internet

http://www.marinemammals.in/

13

Asian Water Fowl Census

to count water birds

Observation

Link

14

The People’s Biodiversity Register

to add people’s traditional knowledge systems to mainstream science

contact programme

Link

15

“Be a scientist for a day.” 

The participants built up a checklist of species of plants, insects (especially moths), birds, reptiles and amphibians from BNHS’ 33-acre nature reserve

contact programme

Link

16

WCS India : Volunteering for wildlife surveys

To gather data on various aspects of wildlife in selected protective areas in Karnataka

contact programme

Link

17

Citizen Sparrow

Citizen Sparrow was a public participatory project to which all members of the public were invited to contribute regarding observations on sparrows.

Observations and internet

http://www.citizensparrow.in/

18

HSBC Bird race

 The participants will try and record as many species of birds as possible, learn about the finer points of bird-watching from the experts & the experienced

Observation and contact

http://www.indiabirdraces.in/

19

Western Ghats Portal

to create an online open collaborative system for sharing biodiversity information w.r.t Western Ghats

Observation and internet

Link

20

Himalayan Bird Count

To document Himalayan birds

Observation and contact

Link

21

The Role of Natural History e-groups Linking Scientist and Citizens

Various e-groups in yahoo, facebook etc with respect to natural history contribution by participants

Observation and internet

http://vimeo.com/53329840

22

South Asia Birds, of worldbirds initiative

allows users from anywhere in the world to input and query bird data. Section (India)

Observation and internet

Link

23

Landmark Trees of India

Landmark Trees an outreach ecology and geography project documenting famous, notable, remarkable, interesting, and heritage trees of India.

Observation and internet

Link

24

Project Meghdoot

The aim is to gather, collate and analyze the traditional knowledge about the monsoon from peoples across India and connect that with available scientific know-how.

Observations and contact

Link


Thanks, … Wonderful study & report.


yes
nice list and good efforts by many


 
 
 
 

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