The aims of the EOW are to provide:
The approach of the EOW is...
Initially, beyond mere data generation, it is essential to generate networking and harmonize the approach among partners in as many European coountries as possible.
In the long term, the analyses of population trends will be able to guide proactively investigators and wildlife policy making
Since different wildlife monitoring frameworks should meet at the different study sites of the observatory to achieve integrated monitoring
Interdisciplinary, multisectorial and institucional.
A network of observation points to harmoniously monitor wildlife at European scale
Initially, the EOW prioritizes the inclusion of different study areas representing all European countries and bioregions, contact us if you are interested to join at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1. Promoting networking applying harmonized wildlife population monitoring
Initial inclusion of different study areas representing all European countries.
2. Improvement of the Observatory
Further, the design of the observatory (nº & distributions of study sites) will be optimized to provide representative unbiased estimates of population trends.
3. Trend data for wildlife (terrestrial mammals)
Trend data will be openly published ana a forum for partners and collaborators will address developing integrated monitoring
4. Integrated Monitoring
Wildlife monitoring integrates different taxa and ecological variables (integrated monitoring) such as wildlife diseases
Figure above. Initially, the EOW is born prioritizing the initial inclusion of different study areas representing all European countries. Initially, beyond the population data generated by the observation points, it is key to promote networking applying harmonized wildlife population monitoring at European level, as a pilot experience. Further, the design of the observatory (number and distributions of study sites) will be optimized to provide representative unbiased estimates of population trends.
To generate and provide information and unbiased trends on population abundance for those developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating enviromental policy in europe.
To provide sound, independet guidance on methods and protocols for those involved in implmenting wildlife monitoring, in close collaboration with European Institutions.
To develop a network alive for wildlife monitoring, incorporating different stakeholders, such as regional and national administrations, game, protected areas and research Institutions.
Supporting observation points, providing training and facilitating field design, data processing and analysis.
Focused on mammals but looking to integrate other taxa and ecological variables and integrated monitoring (wildlife diseases).
To improve population abundance estimation protocols, calibrating methods, incorporating information technology and citizen science.
Highlight areas and recommendations for action working, the inequalities existing in wildlife population monitoring over Europe.
Become a member of the Observatory
The EOW is a collaborative initiative opened to professionals, researchers, administrations (from local to European), NGOs, etc. (referred to as collaborators), willing to contribute by providing at least one observation point for wildlife (terrestrial mammal) monitoring.
The EOW provides to collaborators:
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