Get ready to bring out your intrepid explorer, your sharp-eyed photographer and your inner scientist... all you need is your mobile phone.
What is it?
NatureLynx is a brand-new, citizen science tool currently in production by the ABMI. Available on mobile and desktop, NatureLynx acts as a central database for publicly-generated biodiversity data from Alberta, and supports sharing of that data through its mapping platform and other functions. Users upload biodiversity sightings, have their data verified by experts, and participate in "Missions" to learn about the natural world and participate in biodiversity-related research.
NatureLynx is also an outreach platform for existing citizen science initiatives, naturalist groups, and other not-for-profits, fostering increased engagement and supporting collaboration around everything biodiversity.