The Citizen Science for the Amazon Project utilizes a citizen science approach to generate information about fish and water at a basin-wide scale, and to engage citizen scientists as informed, empowered stakeholders for the sustainable management of fisheries and the conservation of wetlands. In this way, we collectively contribute to the grander objective of conserving the Amazon freshwater ecosystems and improve its inhabitants’ livelihoods.
This WCS-lead project is developing a collaboration network that includes individuals, government agencies, and civil society organizations currently working in Amazon conservation and sustainable development, science, technology, and innovation.
Partners collaborate in designing and field-testing innovative technological solutions, citizen participation mechanisms, and information and knowledge sharing means. This project collaborates with the Amazon Waters Initiative [www.amazonwaters.org], contributing to generate science-based information and to build an ample constituency for Amazon conservation and sustainable development.