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To share observation data of global biodiversity , as a source of knowledge for the future. To facilitate observers worldwide through a multilingual, global observation platform, with a species register for all extant speciesand species groups in the natural environment , flora and fauna wide, and through that platform to share a dataset of validated field data with anyone anywhere in the world.

Observation.org is a practical and useful, free platform for all field observers around the world to record and share their plant and animal sightings. This platform includes the site Observation.org with many regional aliasses and apps for mobile devices: ObsMapp (Android) and iObs (iOS).

Volunteers worldwide carry out massive amounts of field observations. When this information is collected and shared forms a powerful tool for conservation, research, policy, education and experience. Observation International focuses specifically on observers who attach importance to registering their observations in a politically independent manner. Observation International is a nonprofit organization without lucrative purpose.

The main objective of Observation International is the optimum facilitation of observers in order to make their nature experience even more valuable. As a foundation, Observation International wishes to involve as many local communities as possible in its activities. Doing so, we respect the rights and achievements of these communities, observers and researchers.

Our commitment to you:

The Foundation Observation International guarantees its users that the data entrusted to it:

• can be publicly consulted, unless decided otherwise by the observer, and taking into account the interests of biodiversity and nature protection (obscuration of certain data)

• while in legal review are under the ownership of the Foundation, the observer retains control over her or his entrusted observations

• are available for research, policy and study unless the observer has made a reservation

• are not interpreted or adapted to serve private or governmental interests

• can be consulted free of charge.

From us to you:

With Observation.org we strive to:

• offer the registration of all species groups

• have species lists for all regions worldwide

• manage and guarantee a real-time system

• implement species names in accordance with international standards

• cooperate with local communities as much as possible, working in accordance with their wishes in regional pages

• make available tools to add evidence, such as photos, movies, sounds, or descriptions

• generate data of the highest possible quality, using automated and / or manual validation.


April 14, 2020, 2:56 p.m. - Antonio Canepa Oneto

All your scientific and collaborative data gathered in one place with an incredible performance in the mobile phone APP. You can record biodiversity (not just one specific taxonomic group), you can record single sights and also sights related to a sampling effort, like a transect or time-based counts. The APP also includes an automatic identification algorithm, so you can also start to learn to identify your sights. Importantly, species with some conservation status are masked to other people so those "sensitive" records can state safe! Good feedback from the validation people, very encourage to help you with difficulties and/or mistakes in observations. Todos tus datos científicos y de ciencia ciudadana reunidos en un solo lugar con un rendimiento increíble en la aplicación de teléfono móvil. Puede registrar la biodiversidad (no solo un grupo taxonómico específico), puede registrar imágenes únicas y también imágenes relacionadas con un esfuerzo de muestreo, como un transecto o recuentos basados en el tiempo. La aplicación también incluye un algoritmo de identificación automática, por lo que también puedes comenzar a aprender a identificar su vista. Es importante destacar que las especies con algún estado de conservación se enmascaran a otras personas para que esos registros "sensibles" puedan declarar seguros. Buena retroalimentación de la gente de validación, muy dispuesta a ayudar con dificultades y / o errores en las observaciones.

How to participate:

1.- Register in www.observation.org

2.- Start adding your observations!

To register observations directly in your mobile phone, we recommend you to download any of our apps: ObsMapp (Android) or iObs (iPhone)

Enjoy your sightings!

Needed equipment:
Curiosity and passion for nature.
Participation task
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