In January 2020, iNaturalist trainers including Community and Support Coordinator, Tony Iwane, and Stakeholder Engagement Strategist, Carrie Seltzer, conducted a workshop at The Habitat Penang Hill to share the capabilities of this AI-powered citizen science platform in Southeast Asia. Participants included NGOs, academics, and nature enthusiasts. The Habitat Foundation funded some of the additional participants comprising GreenSmiths, Shorebirds Project of Peninsular Malaysia and researchers from the School of Biological Sciences, … [Read more...] about iNaturalist brings together biodiversity enthusiasts at The Habitat
Penang Islanders join forces to prove that Penang Island deserves to be counted among the most biodiverse cities in the world. Come 26 - 29 April 2019, Penang will be among 150 cities around the world that will be engaged in a friendly global competition to see which cities can come up tops in terms of the number of observations made of native biodiversity. The international City Nature Challenge 2019 is both a celebration of the biodiversity in our backyards as well as the role citizen scientists can play in collecting data on … [Read more...] about The Penang Island City Nature Challenge is on!
On 21st March 2019, Penang State Exco for Environment, Welfare and Caring Society YB Phee Boon Poh was at the press conference to announce the winners of the Penang Island Intersecondary City Nature Challenge and to promote the Penang Island City Nature Challenge in April 2019. The Intersecondary CNC event which was held on 23 February 2019 was organized by The Habitat Penang Hill and The Habitat Foundation and attracted a record 2,440 secondary school students from over 32 schools. Students competed in teams of four to record the most … [Read more...] about Announcing the winners of the Penang Island Intersecondary City Nature Challenge 2019
The City Nature Challenge 2019 is made possible by the citizen science iNaturalist app which is a powerful global platform for nature experts and enthusiasts to share biodiversity records and to interact in real time. It is helping to nurture wide interest in nature and habitat protection. Be sure to visit their website to find out how it works. https://www.inaturalist.org/ Follow the above steps to get started. And don't forget to register on google forms because this will put you in the running for attractive Lucky Draw prizes as … [Read more...] about All you need to know about joining the Penang Island City Nature Challenge 2019
Today, students from all across Penang Islang will be documenting the flora and fauna all around them using the iNaturalist app. The enthusiastic response has outstripped our wildest expectations - competing today will be 610 groups from 32 schools! We wish everyone a wonderful day in nature and may the best team win! Learning about the biodiversity living within cities is a great way to build awareness of urban flora and fauna while engaging the public in ensuring its protection. The Habitat Penang Hill and the Habitat Foundation … [Read more...] about Penang Island students take up the City Nature Challenge with enthusiasm!