Wikipedia for Conservationists. Why and how?

Jeganathan P.   Prashanth N. S.   Swati Sidhu   Basic • Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons, Conservation Biologists • 50 Seats • Short • Starts at 14:00 - 16:30 on DAY 2

Having openly accessible images, information, data, and other media can greatly support participatory nature documentation and conservation efforts in biologically diverse countries. A lot of media (including photographs, videos, and sound recordings) are routinely collected by field biologists, social scientists, and nature/wildlife photographers in course of their work. Through Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons, open communities contribute information, develop content and make it openly accessible to interested individuals, institutions, and policy makers. These can then be used in protecting nature and wildlife. In this two hours workshop, participants will write and edit wikipedia pages, and contribute media (images, videos etc) to Wikimedia commons.