EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
A research project funded by the European Union 
Participatory Monitoring Networks in Europe

1. Name of Organisation:
Gesellschaft für Naturschutz und Ornithologie (GNOR), Arbeitskreis Heuschrecken
1a. Your e-mail:
2. Organisation address:
Alban Pfeifer AK Heuschrecken Anebosstraße 4 D-67240 Bobenheim-ROxheim
2a. Country:  
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate)
A country  
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Maping the distribution of Saltatoria and Mantodea in Rhineland-Palatinate. Aim within the next two years: publishing a distribution atlas.
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
Less than 2 years
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopterologie (DGfO)
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
14b. Internet address of report(s):
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 0 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 70 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 30 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
11-20 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Imperative: species names, place, date, additionally, but not imperative: biotope type, number of individuals, population risk, conservation measure,
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
21. If no, please explain why
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
23. What methods does your organisation use to recruit volunteers?
Articles (newspapers, magazines etc.) Advertisements in newspapers, magazines etc.
Internet/e-mail Invitations sent through the post
Word of mouth Open days, workshops, activity days
Radio/T.V. Other
24. Do volunteers receive any financial support (i.e. expense payments)?
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
Checking species lists. Doubtful records have to be proofed (e.g. fotos, samples)
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Additional comments:
Problem of our organisation is not to recruit volunteers, but to fundraise money for paying one or two persons to keep work going. Therefore I am a little sceptical about your questionaire. It might help to recruit more unpaid volunteers, for the best with a university degree, to do nesessary social work. Governments will thank you to get new ideas to save money.

 Contract number: 006463