26th – 29th April 2019
Bristol & Bath City Region | Glasgow | Leicester | Liverpool City Region | London | Greater Manchester | Newcastle Upon Tyne
Which city on Earth has the most wildlife and the most nature-loving citizens?
Your city needs your help to discover, record and showcase the amazing variety of life that can be found on your doorstep as 7 cities represent the UK in the City Nature Challenge, defending our position as one of the most prolific citizen science nations in the world.
City Nature Challenge is organized on a global scale by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences. Help your city climb up the international rankings as we compete with over 160 cities on 7 continents across the globe.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Support your local city by downloading the free app iNaturalist and taking photos of all the wild plants, animals and fungi you find over 26-29 April. Scroll down to find out what amazing activities and events are planned in your nearest city.
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE AND TAKING ACTION FOR NATURE
Volunteers and naturalists have been recording wildlife in the UK for hundreds of years, mapping out where different species are thriving or struggling in our changing landscape. From their efforts we know more about our wildlife than almost anywhere else in the world – which is amazing! BUT that is still just the tip of the iceberg. There are big gaps in what we know about the wildlife on our doorstep and some of the information is years out of date – even the most common species are often under recorded. Conservationists, researchers, planners and policy makers need more complete, up to date information to make better informed decisions to secure a future for your local wildlife and we need your help to fill the gaps in the data.