To participate in the project, which will be carried out by the WWF-BAS alliance, they are looking for half a million ‘citizens of science’ who will moan thousands of images produced by satellites to determine how the world’s walruses are affected. because of the climate crisis. “The WWF and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are asking the public to become ‘walrus detectives’ and contribute to conservation science by spending as little as thirty minutes searching for walruses in thousands of satellite images from space “.
Citizens of Science will help scientists detect changes over time and achieve five-year censuses of Atlantic and Laptev walrus populations. Required qualifications include ‘be at least 10 years old and have a computer and internet access’.