Two cities of Russia - Moscow and Sevastopol - will take part in the international City Nature Challenge competition for the first time. The annual international competition starts on April 24, 2020. Its goal is to attract residents of different cities of the world to search and register the biodiversity of their regions.
Russia will take part in the competition for the first time. The residents of Moscow and Sevastopol will have the opportunity to capture the biodiversity of their cities. They will be able to capture the representatives of the flora and fauna of their region and share the results of their observations with the world scientific community, that will automatically be applied to an interactive map.
The competition will be held in three stages in 2020. So, participants will have to photograph and upload the resulting pictures to the competition site from April 24 to April 27. Then the jury will determine the winners of the competition. They will be announced on May 4, 2020. Details about the City Nature Challenge and participation in the competition can be found on the official website of the project, as well as on the iNaturalist portal. Instructions for downloading competitive materials can be found here.