Custom Species Lists provide a way to categorise and display a set of species into a single list for your own special purposes. This is over and above the normal way of categorising species by their Sensitivity Level, Conservation Level or Invasiveness Level.
Typical examples where a Custom Species List would prove useful might be things like:
- Displaying a list of species that you want your project’s user base to particularly focus on
- Particularly important or valuable species
- Particularly noxious or troublesome species that you want your users to look out for
- Any other reason that you may have for grouping a particular set of species together into a single list
When you create a Custom Species List, it will automatically be displayed inside the Species drop down menu in your project’s global navigation so that users can easily find it.
Creating a Custom Species List
To create a Custom Species List, click on the “Custom Species List” option within the Admin area. You’ll then be presented with a page that looks like this:
From this page, simply click on “Add a Species List” to create your own new Custom Species List.
Give your new Custom Species List a name and also a description:
Then click the “Create Species List” button.
Once created, your new Custom Species List will appear in the list and you can click the “Maintain Species” list icon to define which species will belong to your new species list as shown:
To add the first species to the list, simply click the “Add a Species” link:
Next, use the category browse tool to find and select a species that you’d like to add to the list, as shown:
When you’re done, click the Add Species button. Repeat this step as many times as you need until all of the desired species have been added to the list.
Your new Custom Species List has now been successfully created and it will show up live to your user base.
Note: Custom Species Lists will automatically maintain their own mini Top Contributors list to keep tally of the number of reports of any species contained in the list by your project’s user base: