BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese research institutions launched a birdwatching platform on Friday for the study and protection of coastal wetlands and waterfowls.
The platform is a cutting-edge system of bird identification and data collection, including a smartphone application, an online database, a mini-program for identifying bird species and a visual system for tracking bird migration routes.
The platform is set to trace and evaluate 61 waterfowl habitats. It has collected more than 880,000 photos of 196 types of waterfowl and 260,000 birdwatching records.
The platform provides data management and sharing services for bird conservation administrators and bird enthusiasts, said Yu Xiubo, a researcher with the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Enditem