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Citizen science and global biodiversity
Citizen science and global biodiversity

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5.1 What if there isn’t an answer to my question?

Once you start examining species, your answers often reveal more questions. There is a wealth of information available online, and you now have a good idea about where to find it and how to think about its reliability. But sometimes this doesn’t give you all the answers you seek. If you’ve still got questions, try asking them on a forum, like iSpot [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , or get in touch with your local natural history society. Don’t be shy – remember that someone else might be thinking the same question as you. Also remember, as with everything you read online, not to forget to think about the reliability of any information you get. A good way is to ask for the original source of any facts or figures you receive. Then you can follow it up and make your own judgement.