Geographic Citizen Science Design – No one left behind was edited by Artemis Skarlatidou and Muki Haklay. Here, articles about different experiences in this field have been published. Rafael Chiaravalloti, researcher at IPÊ, tells us about his learnings working with fishers in the Pantanal wetland: “Representing a fish for fishers: geographic citizen science in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil”
– The creation of strictly protected areas in the western border of the Pantanal wetland, Brazil, has led to the physical and economic displacement of local people.
– A geographic citizen science programme was implemented to support local people to represent their customary practices, and to encourage practitioners to incorporate local people’s needs better in the conservation agenda.
– Time spent with local people to gain rapport is a fundamental step in the implementation of a successful geographic citizen science programme.