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Wikidata:WikiProject iNaturalist

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 Wikipedia are also used on iNaturalist to describe individual taxa.

Wikidata propertiesEdit


Project chatEdit


Issue tracker on PhabricatorEdit

Wikimedia CommonsEdit

Commons TemplateEdit

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

Wiki loves iNaturalist!Edit

Wiki loves iNaturalist! helps you find articles of species on Wikipedia and Wikidata that lack images and find appropriately licensed images in iNaturalist to use in Wikipedia articles. Note that you need the upload_by_url user right to import the images directly to Commons.


iNaturalist2Commons is a user script that lets you import free-license images from iNaturalist to Commons. Note that you need the upload_by_url user right to import the images.

Example queriesEdit

Example query 1 Commons images verified by the iNaturalist communityEdit

The following query uses these:

Features: ImageGrid (Q24515278)    

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 }


The participants listed below can be notified using the following template in discussions:

{{Ping project|iNaturalist}}

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