Citizen Science connecting Continents - Researcher Simon Musila about the importance of a Mammal Monitoring App in Kenya


A new Citizen Science App in Eastern Africa.

In this video article, Simon Musila from the Mammal Section of the National Museums of Kenya speaks to 'Nature Kenya' about the importance of monitoring mammals in Kenya and why it is essential to use modern mobile application technology in scientific research to involve a wide range of participants with collecting relevant data - in the first African Citizen Science App running on the SPOTTERON Platform - MAKENYA.

There are many mammal species in Kenya and the distribution of some of them is not known. The MAKENYA Mammal Atlas Kenya App will help experts consolidate shared information into a single database for an informed distribution map.

Simon Musila, Head of Mammalogy section of the National Museums of Kenya

MAKENYA - The Mammal Atlas Kenya - seeks to involve naturalists in collecting scientific data to map the distribution of over 390 mammal species. Together with the project's partners we developped and designed the first African Citizen Science Mobile App running on the SPOTTERON Platform. See the video below to find more about the handling of the App and get some insights into the projects perspectives and aims. If you want read more about MAKENYA read the full article about the App in our Citizen Science Blog.

Nature Kenya - East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS) - is Africa's oldest environmental Society, established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa. It is a non-political and non-profit membership society that aims to advance knowledge of Kenya's biodiversity, promote conservation of key species, sites, and habitats and encourage community participation in Citizen Science Projects like the MAKENYA - Mammal Atlas Kenya App.

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