Can citizen science lead to positive conservation attitudes and behaviors?

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Citizen science—the partnering of scientists with mem-bers of the public to do research—is increasingly utilized in environmental research, having been credited with enabling studies that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive while pro-moting scientific literacy and empowering and engaging participants in conservation. Although the value of citizen-generated data for scientific purposes is increasingly accepted,and there is a growing recognition of the role of citizen science in developing science literacy, there has been little in-vestigation of its link…