iNaturalist Updates for September 2021

Here’s a list of iNat updates for September 2021. Thank you @forum_moderators for keeping track of these!


  • Taxon geoprivacy status for place no longer overrides the status set for descendant places
  • Continued work on API v2
  • Many additional translations throughout the websites and apps - you can help


  • Now translated into Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) - 50% translated
  • Improvements to taxon ranges
  • Curators now have a tool to estimate the destinations of input taxon IDs once a taxon split is committed (to specific output taxa or to the common ancestor) to help determine whether the split is necessary, optimize atlases, and minimize ID coarsening from splits)
  • Added consistent subnavigation menu and styling to pages such as Your Favorites and Identifcations by @user
  • Improvements to pages when Google Maps is blocked


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  • September Challenge released
  • Indonesian language support
  • Fix for iPad mini implementation

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For even more bug fixes and updates, check out iNaturalist on github and see previous monthly updates.