Biodiversity Atlas – India is a species-based bioinformatics platform. It is designed for aggregating, displaying and analysing biodiversity data from tropical developing countries and other biodiversity hotspots such as India. It is a distributed platform of stand-alone, taxon-specific, natural history websites that give ownership and recognition to contributing naturalists. Most data are contributed by amateur citizen scientists, photographers and professional scientists, and peer-reviewed and curated by advanced amateurs and professional biologists. Thus, Biodiversity Atlas – India supports efforts of one of the best integrated professional-amateur scientific communities that aggregates big data on Indian biodiversity with the goal of studying ecological trends. We extensively use this platform and the family of natural history websites that it drives for research as well as educational and other outreach activities.
Visit the family of natural history websites listed below, join the movement, and become a naturalist and a citizen scientist to contribute to India's Biodiversity Atlas!