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Hermann's tortoise monitoring in Ebro delta (Spain)
Date typed in:  2006-03-10 17:58:18
Scheme name:  Reintroduction of Hermannā€˜s tortoise in Catalonia
Institution: Departament de Medi Ambient Generalitat de Catalunya
Coordinator: Xavier Parellada
Main funding source: regional
Geographical scope: regional
Launched in response to: management/restoration
Countries monitored by the schemes:

Spain

Data availability:
Citation:
Sharing:
Data management:
References:Biologia de la tortuga mediterranea Testudo hermanni aplicada a su conservacion
Monitoring scheme: species  Scheme - species Show PDF 
S1. Scheme aims at monitoring:
population trend
distribution trend
S2. The main data you collect are:
mark-recapture, individual follow-up, telemetry
S3. Do you collect information on population structure?
NO
S4. Is your sampling design stratified?
NO
S5. Do you follow an experimental design?
yes a design with Before/After comparison
S6. How do you choose sites to be monitored ?
exhaustive sampling (all possible sites)
S7. Your sampling design allow accounting for detection probability:
YES
S8. Monitoring data are analysed by:
other
S9. The minimum annual change you think you can statistically detect is:
5%
S10. Are your sampling sites located in legally protected areas?
entirely
S11. The total area monitored by your scheme covers:
3 km2
S12. At how many sampling sites your scheme is implemented?
1
S13. How many samples do you collect per sampling site?
0
S14. If you want, provide the name of the field methods used for sampling:
visual search
S15. What is the frequency of monitoring?
every 1 year(s)
S16. How many times do you sample per year?
15
S17. How much time (in person.day) do you need for one sampling occasion?
1
S18. Starting year of scheme:
1991
S19. Ending year of scheme:
* without answer
S20. Has your monitoring procedure changed during this time period?
No, apart some minor adjustments of the protocol
S21. Number of professionals involved in the scheme:
1
S22. Number of volunteers involved in the scheme:
0
S23. Is training / expert knowledge required to take part to field/lab work for your scheme?
NO
S24. On the whole, what is the manpower (in person.day) needed per year to run the scheme (data collection, coordination, analysis)?
30
S25. How much do you spend on material and equipment per year (in €)?
400
S26. Taxonomic groups monitored:
REPTILES
S27. How many species do you monitor:
1
S28. List species of Community interest monitored:
Testudo hermanni
S29. Any additional species
* without answer
S30. In what types of habitat do you monitor these species?
Coastal and halophytic habitats
S31. Can you infer causes responsible for observed changes from monitoring data?
YES
S32. The causes of change you monitor are:
* without answer
S33. Were some previous categories not appropriate for describing your monitoring scheme?
yes,
Reconstitution of population by reintroduction, colonization process
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