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Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity Biodiversity monitoring through citizen science
Publication Biodiversity monitoring in Europe (leaflet)
The value of citizen science monitoring for biodiversity
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What is it?
The concept of citizen science is interpreted and applied differently depending on people, organizations, authorities, and countries. Here we use the following definition: ’Organized research in which members of the public—who may or may not be trained in science - gather or analyse data’ (Bonney & Dickinson, 2012)
Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity Biodiversity monitoring through citizen science
How is it being used by the EEA?
The EEA aims to deliver timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policymakers and the public to provide a sound decision basis for environmental policies.
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Publication application/x-troff-ms Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe's ecosystems: progress and challenges
We depend on healthy and resilient ecosystems to continue to deliver services, such as food, water, clean air and stable climate, which are essential for our well-being. This report provides an overview about the current condition of ecosystems in Europe and the human pressures they are exposed to. A ecosystem map for Europe reveals that many ecosystems are highly concentrated in a small number of countries, which could increase their vulnerability to environmental change, and a substantial proportion of the most vulnerable ecosystems are not protected within Natura 2000 sites, Marine Protected Areas or equivalent zones.
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Highlight Bat populations recovering, according to largest ever European study
Bat numbers increased more than 40 % between 1993 and 2011, after declining for many years, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA), which considers the state of bat populations in a handful of countries across Europe.
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European projects
Biodiversity monitoring schemes that use citizen science are common in Europe and increasing in number. There are many different monitoring schemes in place in European countries involving individual or networks of volunteers in contribution to biodiversity observation schemes.
Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity Biodiversity monitoring through citizen science
Publication Europe's environment — The fourth assessment
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