Uruguayan records on iNaturalist

In Biodiversidata we have focused on improving the quantity and availability of biodiversity data in Uruguay. Initially, we started by gathering data derived from research, but since mid-2019 we decided to also explore data from citizen science. We saw in iNaturalist an ideal platform to increase the amount of fauna and flora records for the country, while at the same time promote greater nature knowledge and the use of the information generated in Uruguay.

Annual Report 2019

In Spanish Datos Comunicación Publicaciones Interacción con otras organizaciones 1) Datos Registros colectados El número total de registros es 82,711 para todos los grupos. Registros recibidos / Personas que enviaron Han enviado datos 21 personas. Grupo Autores/as N Plantas Andrés González 101 Plantas Patricia Mai 485 Plantas Lucia Urtado, Laura Cappuccio, Florencia Rossi, Patricia Mai & Franco Teixeira de Mello 373 Vertebrados Inés da Rosa 13 Vertebrados Gabriel Laufer & Noelia Gobel 285 Vertebrados Enrique González & Javier González 1848 Vertebrados Florencia Grattarola 53 Vertebrados Daniel Hernández 944 Vertebrados Raúl Maneyro 165 Vertebrados Juan Andrés Martínez-Lanfranco 1712 Vertebrados Daniel Naya 220 Vertebrados Ana Laura Rodales, Germán Botto & Enrique González 91 Vertebrados Lucía Ziegler 31 Invertebrados María Martínez 601

First Meeting of Members of Biodiversidata

The meeting took place in the School of Science of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was the frist assembly of all members of Biodiversidata and setted the landmark of the creation of the association. Participants agreed this was a fundamental instance to understand the relevance of the initiative, discuss about the urgency of data openness in science in Uruguay, find out about the aims of the new association and prioritize the future agenda of the organization.

Post in Creative Commons Uruguay

Biodiversity is in sharp decline globally, comparable in both speed and magnitude to the five previous mass extinctions in Earth’s history. In the last 500 years, more than 300 species of terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct and the populations of the remaining species show an average decline in abundance of 25%. While this process known as “defaunation of the anthropocene” (Dirzo et al. 2014) is taking place, we know that the greatest number of species are still to be discovered.