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:
Organbidexka Col Libre
1a. Your e-mail:
ocl.jeanpaulurcun@neuf.fr
2. Organisation address:
Erdoia F664120 LUXE-SUMBERRAUTE
2a. Country:  
France
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country Pyrenees
A country  
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1979
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
1-10
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
Yes
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
More than 1000: 2500
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
Yes
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Organbidexka COlLIbre is leading a long term study on postnuptial bird migration across the Pyrenees especially(raptors, storks, cranes and pigeons) based on visual to monitor populations
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
Yes
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
LPO France for Red Kite
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
Yes
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
LPo France and all that made a demand
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
Yes
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
Yes
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://www.oragnbidexka.org
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
Yes
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
No
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 50 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 40 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 10 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Datas of migrating birds
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
No
21. If no, please explain why
In summer, there is no problem but from the beginning of september to mid november, students or workers are not free. Our study is from the 15th of July to the 15th of november
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
Knowledge acquisition Protection Human experience
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)?
No
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
Unknown
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
It is not a real training but in the beginning of their participation to our program each volunteer works under the responsability of a "manager" known to be sure. It can be an ancient volunteer or a member of the paid staff and so on.
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
When they're not enough secure they work under the responsability of a "manager"
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
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 Contract number: 006463