The Home River Bioblitz is a worldwide collaboration between citizens to show the importance of free-flowing rivers. It is a communal citizen-science effort to connect people to their local river environments and non-human inhabitants, zooming in to details they normally pass by while generating useful data for science and conservation.
This year’s bioblitz occurred on the 20th of September and over 500 people around the world logged +5245 observations // +1772 species in over +40 locations – across 5 continents!
For more information about the Home River Biolbitz, organised by the River Collective in collaboration with National Geographic, Bestias del Sur Salvaje and iNaturalist, please visit www.homeriverbioblitz.org.
Check out this beautiful ESRI Storymap that one of the River Collective organizers (Kara) created to share the diversity of the Home River Bioblitz events:
Check out this video to recap this world wide event – where leaders and groups tell their stories of why they went out to explore their home river together with their local community:
Video edit by: Mitja Legat