iNaturalist Network

The iNaturalist Network is a collection of localized websites that are fully connected to the global iNaturalist community. Network sites are supported by local institutions that promote local use and facilitate the use of data from iNaturalist to benefit local biodiversity. They have access to true coordinates from their countries that are automatically obscured from public view in order to better protect threatened species.

Your username and password works on all sites that are part of the iNaturalist Network. If you choose to affiliate with a Network site, the local institutions that support each site will also have access to your email address (only to communicate with you about site activities) and access to the true coordinates for observations that you have chosen to make publicly obscured or private.

The California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society have formal agreements with organizations in each of these countries to support the use of the iNaturalist platform. If your organization is interested in joining the iNaturalist Network, you can find more details here.

The iNaturalist Network consists of several organizations: the iNaturalist Department of the California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic Society operating the global iNaturalist.org and all of the underlying infrastructure for the Network, the Comisión nacional para el conocimiento y uso de la biodiversidad supporting NaturaLista in Mexico, the New Zealand Biodiversity Recording Network supporting iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao (formerly NatureWatch NZ) in New Zealand, the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) along with Parks Canada, NatureServe Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) supporting iNaturalist Canada in Canada, the Instituto Humboldt supporting Naturalista in Colombia, Biodiversity4All in Portugal, MiAmbiente supporting iNaturalist Panamá, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INABIO) supporting iNaturalist Ecuador, the Atlas of Living Australia supporting iNaturalist Australia, Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina supporting ArgentiNat, University of Haifa supporting iNaturalist Israel, and the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility supporting iNaturalist Finland.

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