City Nature Challenge 2019 Global Results!
Thank you to everyone in Calgary who encouraged, supported, and participated in City Nature Challenge 2019! The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and California Academy of Sciences once again organized an incredible global event that in the end, had 159 cities and 35126 citizens engage with urban nature. It sounds unbelievable, but a total of 963 773 observations documented than 31000 species living in cities around the world.
Calgary congratulates Cape Town, South Africa for their incredible performance winning both “most observations” (53763) and “most species” (4588).
We must of course give credit to our fellow Canadian cities Richmond, BC and Halifax. Together, we set an example for other Canadian cities to document their unique urban ecosystems through experience, education, and community. Halifax was most impressive and won all three categories of Most Species (912+), Most Observations (7647), and, Most Participants (237 observers and 286 identifiers) among the three Canadian Cities.