Every year in December, iNaturalist produces annual usage stats – the Year in Review. iNaturalistUK 2023 Year in Review is an interactive web page which includes a variety of interesting stats and charts including number of observations compared to previous years and growth.
The UK stats have now been produced for the last three years and give us a picture of how the use of iNaturalistUK has grown in that period. These stats were updated on 1 January 2024.
You can also find out more on the iNaturalistUK stats page
iNaturalist on a global scale
Globally, over 41 million observations were made in 2023 of approximately 300,000 species including the newly identified Inimia nat (iNat for short!) World favourite images included an action shot of the Mountain Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii) and the stunning Pacific Stargazer (Astroscopus zephyreus)
A new statistic for 2023 is the growth by country and the impact that each country had to the overall global growth. Users in the UK were 4th globally in helping to grow the overall use of iNaturalist – thank you!
Go to the iNaturalist Global 2023 Year in Review
Your Year in Review
Your personal year in review gives more in-depth details about the taxon you have recorded, observation streaks as well as how many observations have been shared with GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) – providing useful biodiversity information to people that need it around the world.
To view your personal Year in Review go to https://uk.inaturalist.org/stats/2023/you
To view stats from other years use the URL https://uk.inaturalist.org/stats/YEAR/USERNAME
If you want to learn more about the reviews and stats iNaturalist took a “Deep Dive” into the Year in Review. You can now Watch the recording.