I would appreciate help balancing any good associated with uploading observations of endangered species with any danger it would pose to the animals (in this case, but it should apply to all taxa) in question.
For the species I’m thinking of today the location is well known. This makes it both safer and less helpful to add an observation. Is it ever helpful to science? I’m thinking scientists are already monitoring most endangered species and my only real motivation is an obsessive habit of counting and documenting. For our local celebrity endangered species, I report directly to the organization working for their conservation and (after lots of lobbying and negotiating) reports are now hidden on eBird.
I know you can obscure location, and my camera doesn’t have GPS, but with some footwork and based on other observations, I would think people might wager a good guess for location. Is this a real danger? Is there a default hide feature for endangered species anywhere on iNaturalist beyond location being obscured? What do you all do about endangered species you see?