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Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations. Here are some examples of citizen science in action and ways in which citizen science is contributing to the collection of data and why this is important.

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) promotes education and outreach as part of its mission to increase the public understanding of science. NCEAS developed Kids Do Ecology (KDE) in 1997 as the primary component of its outreach to grade school students.
The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network
The Alliance for Zero Extinction works to identify and safeguard the most important sites for preventing global extinctions, those that have threatened species restricted to just a single site in the world.
The ECOLOGY Global Network™ Mission Statement
To use the modern tools of information and communication to inform, educate and inspire the global community to respect, restore and protect our natural and human world, and to encourage all people to become stewards of the environment in which we live.