More information and ppt available at http://www.cbd.int/cepa/fair/2012
The BNHS Nature Reserve situated in Mumbai is a 33 acres forested land. In 2011, “Be a Scientist for a Day”, a citizen science project was launched wherein the year-long biodiversity surveys were carried out by involving 254 amateurs and experts. Every month surveys were held for five themes viz. Plants, Insects, Moths, Herpetofauna and Birds. The feedback by the participants revealed that more than 80 % of the participants found the programme to be effective. The presentation will deal with this case study of citizen science.