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NL Nature does not guarantee the accuracy of sightings posted to the website. When you upload your observations, you do not give up ownership of the intellectual property to NL Nature. University researchers affiliated with NL Nature may use the data that you provide for preliminary assessment of trends, notation of novel species as a focus for follow-up research, and detection of novel findings of species in areas where they have previously not been observed. Any publications arising from these data will contain an acknowledgement to contributors to the NL Nature website. By participating in this site you agree not to use information posted for illegal or unethical purposes. Some sighting may be of species-at-risk, which are legally protected. Please do not harm, remove, or disturb species when viewing them in the wild. Please cite these pages as:

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