What is Citizen Science?
Citizen science is the practice of public participation and
collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific
knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute
to data monitoring and collection programs.
– National Geographic
Why is Citizen Science important?
Citizen science contributes to social as well as environmental
benefits, especially in advancing understanding of natural system
and protecting biological diversity among the members of the public.
– Ballard et al., 2018
In Langur Project Penang, everyone is a citizen scientist. You can help contribute toward wildlife conservation by being our eyes and ears for the wildlife residents. Read below for citizen science projects that you can participate in.
Dusky Langurs Sighting
The urban wildlife sighting citizen science project aims to establish a long-term citizen-wildlife database for an upcoming conservation technology tool that will enable you to be a wildlife investigator.
Each time you see certain urban wildlife around your neighborhood, let it be mammals, birds, reptiles, or amphibians, please inform us of the wildlife activity through our social media platform. The required information is:
General Urban Wildlife Sighting
If you are staying near forested areas or urban areas, and have seen any Dusky Langurs by your house or neighbourhood, please spare 2 minutes of your time to fill up the questionnaire in the link below .
The purpose of this survey is to allow LPP to engage with the public and utilize citizen science data to map out the distribution of urban Dusky Langurs in Malaysia. This study will help enhance our understanding toward the occurrence of urban Dusky Langurs in various anthropogenic environment.
When you are driving, please drive slow in areas of wildlife hotspots such as the roads & highways along the hills and the sea.
Report to the authority and us regarding any wildlife road accident. So that we can have a better understanding on the active wildlife crossing coordinates in Malaysia, to plan for the upcoming canopy bridge.