Wikidata:WikiProject iNaturalist

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A free-licensed iNaturalist observation of Procavia capensis (Q323847) (iNaturalist:14693435) reused on Wikimedia Commons.

iNaturalist (Q16958215) is a citizen science project focused on biodiversity. It has a large community of enthusiasts, of which some are also active in the various Wikimedia communities. This wikiproject aims at improving the cross-pollination between iNaturalist and Wikimedia communities. Wikimedia Commons is an ideal platform to source iNaturalist with observations while iNaturalist with its high-grade annotations of observations provides valuable references to Wikidata statements. "Research grade" observations are incorporated into other online databases such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (Q1531570). iNaturalist supports many Wikimedia-compatible licensing options, including CC0 (Q6938433), Creative Commons Attribution (Q6905323) and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (Q6905942). Snippets from English Wikipedia are also used on iNaturalist to describe individual taxa.

Wikidata properties[edit]


Project chat[edit]


Issue tracker on Phabricator[edit]


Wikimedia Commons[edit]

  • Commons:Template:Inaturalist can be used with media files to link to an observation on iNaturalist that includes those files.
  • Use {{iNaturalist|1234567}} on the Wikimedia Commons description page to link to

Example queries[edit]

Example query 1 Commons images verified by the iNaturalist community[edit]

The following query uses these:

Features: ImageGrid (Q24515278) View with Reasonator View with SQID

1 #defaultView:ImageGrid
2 SELECT ?item ?itemLabel ?image WHERE {
3   ?item p:P18 ?node .
4   ?node ps:P18 ?image .
5   ?node prov:wasDerivedFrom ?references .
6   ?references pr:P248 wd:Q16958215 .
7   OPTIONAL {?references pr:P5683 ?inatId .}
8   SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }
9 }


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