The Citizen Science communication platform
The webpage "Stadtwildtiere" (in German only) aims to inform the public about urban wildlife and engage citizens in urban ecology research. It comprises the following modules:
- Database for sightings of urban wildlife (animals, tracks…) which are shown on an interactive map.
- List of Citizen Science projects in which people can participate with varying levels of commitment
- Information about urban ecology research in Berlin
- Information about urban species and tips for a harmonious coexistence of humans and wild animals.
"StadtWildTiere Berlin" is part of an international collaborative project (partners: Verein StadtNatur Zürich, VetMed Universität Wien, Universität Freiburg), with similar sites established e.g. for Zürich, Wien and the German state of Baden-Württemberg ("StadtWildTiere" and "Wilde Nachbarn").