Tourists on safari track leopards and lions just as well as scientists

Outlet: Science

Science: “The paper looks solid,” says Greg Newman, a research scientist at Colorado State University’s Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory in Fort Collins, who has worked on citizen science projects in the past. “To me, this demonstrates that volunteer collected data can, when done in a very purposeful approach, generate high-quality scientific information—equal to, or perhaps in some cases even a little bit better than professional monitoring.”