First, I’m sorry if this post isn’t in the correct forum. I’m somewhat troubled by an observation I saw a few days ago (not linking here, but in it, someone was holding a bird in their bare hand while they were sitting behind the wheel of a car; their post asked “what kind of bird” it was and said that they’d “take care of” it “from now on”).
I’m not sure what they meant, but the wording was a bit worrisome, since I’ve run into other people keeping protected species recently, both knowingly and unknowingly. And if the person doesn’t know what a mourning dove is, or that it shouldn’t be held in a bare human hand, they may not know that keeping it for days/weeks on end is harming it.
In a comment, I suggested that the person needed to get the bird to a licensed rehabber, and offered to help them find one, but there’s been no response. I doubt they mean to do harm; they probably just don’t realize and likely haven’t checked back on iNaturalist (it was their first and only post). But is there any way to alert iNaturalist staff if a poster really needs to be contacted about an issue, specifically where they are potentially unknowingly hurting wildlife? Thank you.