IBIS is an online database of biodiversity data that is provided by citizen scientists, researchers and amateur naturalists with real-time data about floral and faunal distribution.

When people help collect data any kind of scientific research, it is called citizen science. It is also called community science, but the more accurate and broader term is citizen science. Common observations from tens of thousands of citizen scientists can be of huge help to students, professional scientists, and community researchers in their community projects and biodiversity conservation efforts.

Citizen scientists can answer scientific questions and solve important problems by running experiments, collecting observational data, analysing results, and solving problems. The data they contribute helps participants build meaningful connections to science. Citizen scientists also find their work rewarding, enjoyable, and educative, because they are contributing to the conservation efforts in the country.

The huge amounts of data that IBIS collects is reviewed by our Consortium of Experts, who are professional scientists with many years of experience in their specific fields. The reviewed data is hosted in the repository. There are several features on IBIS that later analyse all of the reviewed data to be display as patterns, species maps, and SDMs. Such analysed data can be invaluable for students, biodiversity researchers, and conservation project staff in their efforts.