Brown Bag Lunch: Citizen Science Research for Sharks and Rays in Latin America

Wed, 4.3.2020, 12:15–13:15

Nathalia Carolina Mora Arciniegas (MSc Aquatic Tropical Ecology - Bremen University & Scuba Diving Instructor)

University of Zurich, Main Building, Room KOL-E-13 (Senatszimmer), Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich

Biodiversity loss is a well-known global problem. For this, the support through initiatives and projects which connect biological conservation efforts and members of society is urgently needed. Aiming to provide reliable and efficient low-cost baseline information the Sharks and Rays Sighting National Program of Colombia (PNAT, Programa Nacional de Avistamiento de Tiburones y Rayas de Colombia, Spanish), has collected over 3500 sightings reports from SCUBA divers for the last 17 years. Nathalia Mora will share the main ecological results; the strengths and weaknesses found through the PNAT citizen science evaluation and, the future plans to keep the active participation of the diving community in the program in the country.

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Brown Bag Lunches

The Brown Bag Lunches series has become a regular occasion to meet the research community, and a good setting to discuss and learn about the various approaches to Citizen Science and related projects and activities. Our agenda includes updates on the Center, presenters from the local Citizen Science community, and international guests.

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