Estimating the spatial coverage of citizen science for monitoring threatened species - Factsheet

Author(s):   Rochelle Steven
Publisher: TSR Hub

Citizen science has the potential to complement or even redress gaps in data derived from professional monitoring for threatened species. Monitoring is essential for guiding and evaluating conservation actions, and when it is inadequate our capacity to act to protect species and prioritise research can be seriously impeded. In this study, we generated a spatial database of 133 citizen science projects from across Australia with the potential to contribute to threatened species monitoring and recovery.