About NL Nature
Introducing Newfoundland and Labrador's Nature Tracker
NLNature ( www.nlnature.com ) is an online atlas of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador based on observations by residents and tourists. We welcome any sighting of plants, animals, and other things (e.g., interesting rocks, landmarks) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Contributing to NLNature is easy, fun and valuable for science!
NLNature is part of an on-going research at Memorial University's Faculty of Business Administration and Department of Biology. The sightings data is used to monitor local wildlife, inform conservation policy, protect endangered species, educate students & public about local natural history as well as to develop innovative approaches to information modeling, information management and information systems development.
The data can also be used as part of trends monitoring, to detect unusual species occurrences, and to detect novel findings of species in areas where they have previously not been observed. These data supplied by the public will complement data collected by university and government researchers.
NLNature is also recognized by the Student Volunteer Bureau as a volunteering opportunity at Memorial University. You can print your sightings to demonstrate your volunteering effort and bring it to the SVB (please note, in doing so you voluntarily forfeit the anonymity of your participation on NLNature).
www.NLNature.com is also the Newfoundland Geoweb project, which is part of a larger project investigating how the public uses the interactive technologies available on the internet to work for environmental change.
There are different nodes of the project across Canada, each focused on a different environmental issue. The Newfoundland node is focused on public engagement with wildlife and species-at-risk.See the links below to find out more about the other project nodes.
Other Geoweb Nodes Across Canada (and beyond)
Invasive Species Monitoring in BC
Organic Farming in the Kawarthas, Ontario