Get involved in the protection of biodiversity and the progress of scientific research via the “65 million observers” program. Run by the Natural History Museum (MNHN), this participative science program encourages citizens to contribute to academic research in the field of natural sciences.
By relying on simple yet rigorous protocols, each of us can enrich the species inventory by discovering the surrounding biodiversity: butterflies, birds, bats, dragonflies or wild urban plants. More than 15,000 participants from a range of different backgrounds – those curious about nature, experienced naturalists, schoolchildren, agriculture professionals or green space managers – acting alongside institutional bodies have already enriched the national inventory of French natural heritage. With its network of voluntary observers and partners deployed throughout France, this program is being carried out under the categories Vigie-Nature, Vigie-Mer and Vigie-Ciel .
Bruno David, the President of the Museum, will give a presentation to researchers and visitors of the Xishuangbanna Botanical Garden about the success of this program that provides a unique approach to daily biodiversity monitoring.
About the Museum of Natural History
Since its creation in 1635, theNational Museum of Natural History has dedicated itself to the study of the Earth’s biological, geological and cultural diversity, and to the relationship between human societies and nature. The museum holds a benchmark status thanks to its range of missions, including basic and applied research, the conservation and enrichment of its collections, education, expertise, and the dissemination of knowledge.