Citizen science is a method of obtaining scientific data that is based on the participation of amateur scientists, who by participating in different projects share information that is used to provide direct answers to conservation problems. This fact allows civil society to be decisive when developing biodiversity conservation policies.
Without going any further, in December 2021 the third Atlas of the breeding birds of Catalonia was published, whose data were contributed, mainly, by more than 1,250 amateur ornithologists who took charge, not only of a good part of the field work, but also of the writing of the species texts. Projects like this, or like the colossal European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 published the year before, would not have been possible at all without the participation of thousands of people who selflessly shared their observations as they went out into the field.
In the Agora space we want to talk about citizen science and for this reason, with the moderation of Laura Force from CREAF, we will receive those responsible for some of the main platforms used to share faunal data in Catalonia: Ornitho, Ebird, Trektellen, EuroBirdPortal and Biodiversidad Virtual, so that they explain to us what particularities each of them has and how synergies can be sought that end up favouring the use of the generated data for the benefit of the conservation of biodiversity.