Researchers and Citizen Scientists Decipher Biodiversity at the Edge of Europe to Protect Endangered Species

The Caucasus Barcode of Life (CaBOL) Project, led by the LIB, conducted “Bioblitzes” in the Caucasus that yielded a large number of first records of animal species. From the border of Iran in the south to the border of Russia in the north, the aim was to record as many of the yet unknown species as possible in one of the world’s most undiscovered biodiversity hotspots. Part of the scientific expedition to Armenia and Georgia were two „Citizen Science Bioblitzes”. For the first time, more than 100 nature enthusiasts came together in the botanical gardens of Yerevan (Armenia) and Tbilisi (Georgia) to record as many species as possible in one day.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft