Will you remove observations from my private property?

Modified on Thu, 30 Nov 2023 at 03:03 PM

In general, no. Unless the observations violate personal privacy (e.g. the photo shows your face, or includes an identifying feature like a license plate), we will not remove observations on private property, even if they resulted from unlawful trespassing. Securing real estate against trespassing is the responsibility of the property owner. If there is an identifying feature that isn't already public knowledge (e.g. is visible in satellite imagery), please report the observation to privacy@inaturalist.org and we will consider hiding it.


If you are concerned about trespassers endangering threatened organisms on your property, that should be addressed through taxon geoprivacy from conservation statuses. In rare circumstances, we may consider conservation statuses that address private property boundaries, though it does require that those boundaries get published on iNat.

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