60,000 turtle observations!

Shell yeah, we have more than 60,000 uploaded observations on iNaturalist Canada!

iNaturalist Canada is a powerful community science platform that allows people across the country to record the native and exotic species they see. Understanding what species occur in different parts of the country is important to protecting species and their habitats.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation's Help the Turtles (Aidons les tortues) project pulls together all the observations of turtles in Canada on iNaturalist. In June of this year, the project achieved a major milestone: 60,000 observations of turtles! More than 11,000 people have contributed observations of turtles in Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and every province in between. What can we learn from these observations?

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Posted on August 31, 2023 04:11 PM by davidseburn davidseburn | 1 comment | Leave a comment
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jpage_cwf created this project on May 05, 2017
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