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Conservation group questions citizen science

Citizen science cannot be a substitute for scientific rigour, Craig Hilton-Taylor, head of the IUCN Red List, the world’s largest conservation inventory, has said.

Hilton-Taylor made the comments in an article responding to a Biological Conservation journal study, which suggested that using citizen science data in bird conservation assessments could help with their accuracy.

Hilton-Taylor heads the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, the most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species.

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