Best Talk winner at the December 2017 British Ecological Society annual meeting in Ghent, Belgium.
MammalWeb (MammalWeb.org @MammalWeb) is a citizen science project in north east England where we work with local communities to monitor wildlife with motion-sensing camera traps. We discovered, however, that in addition to successful crowdsourcing of useful ecological data, this project has stimulated civic engagement. This included a group of secondary school students who, with support from the BES, developed their own ecology outreach activities that were presented at public events. There are also citizen scientists who started their own camera trapping surveys elsewhere to inform wildlife management, and do their own engagement and outreach. This highlights the value of citizenship in citizen science.
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