Get Out and Get Counting in This Year's 'City Nature Challenge'

Get Out and Get Counting in This Year's 'City Nature Challenge'

This time last year, my family and I were in South Florida looking at birds and bugs and plants, and not just for fun (though it was): We were participating in the City Nature Challenge, an annual to-do for us. For our first two challenges in 2017 and 2018, we participated in our home stomping grounds around the Washington, D.C., area. Going to the Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay, the Everglades and points between was tons of fun and we got to see hundreds of awesome species, including several that we work on at Defenders that are protected by the Endangered Species Act. Those data are now part of a huge global database that scientists like those at Defenders are using to aide in species conservation. Click here to learn more about how CCI’s Director, Jacob Malcom, helps defend our wildlife and their habitats at work and at play.

You can learn more about participating in community science in Jacob’s “Remote Defending” video below!

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Jacob Malcom
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As Director in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Jacob leads CCI’s work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to improve conservation outcomes, especially for threatened and endangered species.