CNC 2019 Results

After 4 hectic days of making observations for the CNC and one week of IDing all those observations, the results of the City Nature Challenge are officially here! Philadelphia finished 23rd in observations, 24th in species and 16th in observers out of a total of 159 cities! For cities with an area between 5000 and 10000 sq km, we finished 2nd in observations, 3rd in species and 2nd in observers. Among cities participating for the first time this year, Philadelphia finished 7th overall and first in the US. We also had a 20% increase in the number of observations, a 4.7% increase in species (243 new species!), and a 7.75% increase in the number of observers during the CNC. The overall winners this year were Cape Town in both observations and species and San Francisco in observers.