(sorry - I cannot decide iif this is a forum topic or a message to the page editors, but there are several pages with different editors)
what is a “Sensitive Species”? Do different people have the same idea as to what this means? Perhaps this needs to be defined (i…e data that you obscure and any IUCN Red List species higher than Least Concern, and any species that are defined as threatened in a place)…
" The best way to do this is to create a Traditional project and reach out to the observers, asking them to join your project and add the observation(s) in question to the project. "
- Do you realize for Elephants in Africa there are 594 observers. Do you really mean that a researcher has to create a project and invite 594 users to join their project (even absent and dead users)?
- What about conservation researchers and institutions in say Canada or New Zealand or Colo/umbia that want to use the data for conservation planning. Do they really have to contact all their users and then get all their users to manually add all their observations to a conventional Project. e.g.
Canada: 24000 users will have to manually add 972k observations to a Conserve-Canada project?
New Zealand: 8993 users will have to manually add 469k observations to a What-threatened-taxa-occur-in-New-Zealand-nature-reserves project?
- Is there a mechanism in place to stop illegal collectors and poachers (and even data sellers) from creating projects and beguiling innocent users into allowing them access to sensitive data?
(if this is too sensitive a topic, please hide it)