Citizen science and biodiversity research

Citizen science initiatives can play an important role in understanding the ecology of species. Scientists from ATREE, Gubbi Labs, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) in participation with citizens have identified 15 new locations for the Soliga Narrow-Mouthed Frog that was once thought to be endangered. The Bisle Frog Watch Team in 2012 made these discoveries. This reaffirms the need for engaging with citizens for understanding and conserving biodiversity.

Read the press coverage of this initiative in The Hindu, The Times of India and Bangalore Mirror
Citizen-led project helps change scientific view of frog species

Citizens, researchers stumble upon rare frog

Once-endangered frog discovered at 15 locations, including Bannerghatta