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:
Zoogdiervereniging VZZ/Society for the Study and Conservation of Mammals
1a. Your e-mail:
vilmar.dijkstra@vzz.nl
2. Organisation address:
Oude kraan 8 6811 LJ Arnhem
2a. Country:  
Netherlands
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country Netherlands 
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1952
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
11-50
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: 1500
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.
Counting nest of doormice Counting hibernating bats in underground objects counting day active mammals
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)
SOVON (NGO for birds) The vollunteers of this NGO count day active mammals whilst counting breeding birds
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)
CBS (Dutch statistics) They produce indices for the monitored species
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
Yes
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
No
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://
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 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:
location species numbers date managment of the site quality of the counting
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
Yes
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:
being outdoors seeing the species help to collect data that's used for a good picture about how the species are doing and a better protection of the species
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)?
Yes
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.
recognition of doormice nests recognition of bats species
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
By vollunteers with high knowledge level and staff
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
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 Contract number: 006463