Understanding human effects on the European wildlife communities

A network of “observation points” capable to monitor wildlife population at European level

The aims of the EOW are to provide:

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Initially, the EOW prioritizes the inclusion of different study areas representing all European countries and bioregions.
Further, the design of the observatory will be optimized to provide representative unbiased estimates of population trends.

Integrative, Interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral, multi-institutional wildlife monitoring approach, initially focused on terrestrial mammals, and willing to meet other wildlife monitoring frameworks at the different study sites.
Monitoring applying systematic and rigorous protocols, however, not at odds with the fact that it can be applied routinely and easily

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New protocol June 2022

Instructions for the placement of camera traps and calculation of density of medium to big sized mammals