Image credits:
Vikas Madhav Nagarajan
Biodiversity of Chennai

Document here the biodiversity of Chennai and its outskirts! Submit data on all kinds of biodiversity from birds, butterflies, plants, fungi, insects, marine life, etc

Year of Initiation:
Project Coordinator:
Vikas Madhav Nagarajan
E-mail Address:
Role in the project:
Institutional Affiliation:
School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
All Taxa
No. of participants:
500 - 1000
Geographical spread of project:
Tamil Nadu
Further information:
Our project covers the entire region of Chennai-Kanchi-Chengulpet-Thiruvallur
Run through an umbrella platform:
Purpose of the project:

To document Chennai’s biodiversity

Coordinating institution/organisation:
Location of the coordinating institution/organisation(s):
Data availability:
Immediately available to anyone
Participation in language other than English:
Other languages allowed for participation:
You could add details in Tamil like local names in the notes section to promote vernacular knowledge.
Appropriate age groups of participants:
All age groups
Citizen participation through:
Website, Mobile application
Why should people participate:

It’s always important to know what lives around you. What you share your comfort space with and spend those hot coffee mornings staring in the garden with. To help regular people connect with nature, this is a good start!

Prior knowledge or expertise required: