|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2016|
|Authors:||Schmidt M, Assédé E, Oebel H, Fahr J, Sinsin B|
|Journal:||Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica|
To improve data availability and exchange in the area of the WAP complex, West Africa's largest continuous area of reserves, we set up a citizen science project on the iNaturalist platform, allowing contribution of observations, ideally documented by photographs and/or sounds. Along with the project we created a number of online field guides for the local flora. Within only two months, 852 observations of 312 species have been assembled. We expect this dataset to further grow in the future and complement existing data sets from scientific collections and surveys.