Thousands of volunteers registered Danish nature
Project Biodiversity Now is among the largest citizen science projects in Denmark. Using the app NaturTjek, thousands of Danish volunteers gathered more than 1 million observations of carefully chosen species and habitats during the period 2015 - 2020.
The purpose of the project is to create new knowledge concerning the state of Danish biodiversity while involving the general population in the gathering of data.
The project is funded by Aage V. Jensen naturfond with DKK 15 million.
Project Biodiversity Now is a collaboration between Danmarks Naturfredningsforening (The Danish Society for Nature Conservation) managing the project, and researchers from the University of Copenhagen (CMEC) and University of Aarhus (DCE).
Observations of species
Observations of habitats
The Danish Nature Development Index
Professor at the University of Copenhagen (CMEC) Carsten Rahbek explains The Nature Development Index of Denmark
Choose two different indices to compare their development. Hover the cursor above the graphs to see the index number for each year.
Read about the selection criteria of the 30 indicator species, quality assessment of the observations of species and the research method used for The Danish Nature Development Index in the method report which you can download below.
- Polypores (Functional group) | Fyrsvampe
- Chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius coll.) | Kantareller
- Lichens (Cladonia spp.) | Rensdyrlaver
- Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) | Rød fluesvamp
- Famliy Hygrophoraceae members (Hygrocybe, Gliophorus, Glioxanthomyces, Cuphophyllus, Neohygrocybe, Camarophyllopsis, Porpolomopsis & Chromosera) | Vokshatte
Results from Denmark’s largest citizen science project show that nature in and around Danish cities is improving. But do not cancel the biodiversity crisis just yet. In most nature areas and in agricultural areas, no improvement is visible, according to the study.