Biodiversity is an important factor in our world today. Since 1970, fifty percent of the world's wildlife has vanished, and with that number, many entire species have gone extinct. By providing a tool to monitor biodiversity, we have also provided a way for organisations and researchers to use this monitoring data to create better management plans in order to better safeguard our biodiversity for the future.
Below are a couple examples of projects that were created specifically to collect data on biodiversity in defined regions.
Butterflies of Kyrgyzstan
Butterflies are indicator species that can give us insight into the health of ecosystems. One goal of this project is to create a GIS model of climate change vs. Parnassius sp. distribution in the Kyrgyz Ala Too Mountains. more...
Birds of Qinghai
Qinghai takes up an enormous part of the Tibetan Plateau, and as a result, has a very high diversity of birds. In partnership with many birders in the region, including the author of "A Field Guide to the Birds of China", Dr. John MacKinnon, we have created an interactive field guide of more than 50 species of birds. Many of these are common, but some of them are of particular research interest.
Bar Headed Goose - Anser indicus
Himalayan Griffon - Gyps himalayensis
Tibetan Snowcock - Tetraogallus tibetanus