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City Nature Challenge České Budějovice

City Nature Challenge České Budějovice
Place: České Budějovice
Date: 26.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Join the City Nature Challenge in České Budějovice with us! Taking part is easy: find wildlife in our city, take a picture of what you find and share your observations through iNaturalist platform. In České Budějovice, the City Nature Challenge is organized by the Biology Centre, CAS.

This event motivates people to observe and document wildlife in their city, it offers a range of benefits, from scientific research to community engagement, and serves as a reminder of the importance of conserving biodiversity for future generations.

The CNC is an annual four-day global bioblitz at the end of April, where cities are in a collaboration-meets-friendly-competition to see not only what can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal, but also which city can gather the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the event. Started in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities.

In 2023, 482 cities from all over the world joined the challenge, and during the four-day bioblitz, 66,394 people observed more than  1,8 million organisms. České Budějovice ranked 164th overall with 2,111 observations.

This year, 675 cities from all seven continents will participate in the CNC challenge. Six cities are from the Czech Republic: Prague, Brno, Uherské Hradiště, Ostrava, Veselsko and České Budějovice.

City Nature Challenge will start on April 26, 2024, and will last for four days until April 29. Getting involved is very easy. Find wildlife in České Budějovice, take pictures of anything that grows or lives and share it through iNaturalist. Anyone can do it without the slightest scientific education - the application itself recognizes what kind of animal, plant or fungus it is.


CNC EVENTS in České Budějovice

Visit the events with your families and friends:

- Earth Day (organized by Faculty of Science USB & BC), Friday, April 26, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

- Insect Night - evening light trap insect watching, Friday, April 26, 8 - 10 p.m.

- Botanical-entomological walk at Vrbenské rybníky, Saturday 27.4., 9 am - 12 pm


We hope you will enjoy this activity with your families and friends and that together we will contribute to great results in České Budějovice!






Biology Centre CAS
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice
Data box: r84nds8


+420 387 775 111 (switchboard)
+420 387 775 051 (secretariat)
+420 778 468 552 (for media)

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