Social media helping to protect biodiversity

17 Nov 2023
Red-base Jezebel (Delias pasithoe). Image: Dr Shawan Chowdhury.

Nature photographers posting to social media are helping improve biodiversity conservation mapping in South Asia, and the method could go global. 

Dr Shawan Chowdhury from UQ’s School of the Environment led an international team which scoured images on Facebook nature photography groups in Bangladesh, to add to the existing Global Biodiversity Information Facility database.

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