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City Nature Challenge 2019

Posted On: 8 Aug 2019   |   Posted By: Bristol Natural History Consortium

Top in Europe for the second year running!
Between 26-29 April 2019 Bristol and Bath competed with 165 cities on all seven continents to show the world how amazing our region is for people and nature. Together we embarked on an epic contest: to discover and record as much wildlife as possible over 4 days. Observations counted towards local, national and international efforts to learn about and protect our regions' amazing wildlife.
Building on the success of 2018 we organised a series of free training sessions in the run up to the challenge, inviting nature enthusiasts from across the region to hone their skills on how to identify and record wildlife using the free iNaturalist app. The people who took part ended up being some of the top scorers across the weekend!
Getting off to a flying start, by the end of Friday we were only being beaten in Europe by Luxembourg, who we over took by lunchtime on Saturday, and continued to climb the table of cities throughout the next...

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