I have been searching in this forum for a category about ecology & biodiversity ethics. I work in this area, and I am also part of the Citizen Science Association workgroup on ethics. Among other themes, we are working at raising the profile of issues pertaining to wildlife and habitat observation ethics, field ethics, data ethics with focus on the protection of species and habitats at risk -either red-listed (see IUCN red list) or vulnerable to human disturbances in heavily human populated areas and in areas subject to heavy nature/wildlife tourism.
Being in the forefront of these issues is important: Many countries and organizations centered around the observation of wildlife are having the discussions as we speak. It would be good that as a community of Naturalists that we are too, share our knowledge and get active on these issues. A dedicated category, would show our community commitment, raise our own awareness, and inspire our own community to excel and lead by example.
I also think that a curator group focused on these questions and issues would a good idea. Again, many organizations are taking the steps to have ethics as part of their community operation. There’s no reason why our iNat community would not join this worldwide effort.
Thanks, - Claire