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:
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle -trapping/magpie resighting
1a. Your e-mail:
fchiron@mnhn.fr
2. Organisation address:
MNHN UMR 5173 'Conservation des espèces restauration et suivi des populations' Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (http://www.mnhn.fr/mnhn/crbpo/) CRBPO / case 51 / 55, Rue Buffon 75005 Paris, France
2a. Country:  
France
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country France 
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
2003
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?
101-250
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
No
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
In my opinion, the less they are paid, the more we are able to collect data
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats All
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
A NETWORK of trappers (with killing) and also a network of skilled ornithologist collecting resightings of marked magpies (in a study area of 240km2)
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
11-20 years
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)
Department of Seine-Saint-Denis The national coordination of Breeding Bird Survey and Constant Effort Scheme is financially supported by the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle French ministry in charge of agriculture and forestry French ministry in charge of ecology and environment Centre Ornithologique de la Région Ile-de-France and the Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux for their contribution in fieldwork. All local trapper organisation
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)
Department of Seine-Saint-Denis
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?
Yes
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 14 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 62 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 24 % 
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:
We ask them to collect presence/absence and abundance of bird species using point-count data and to provide fine information on individuals using ringing or trapping (age, sex, morphometrics measures).
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:
For ringers, they like to capture birds, to have a particular relationship with this nature. Second as they belong to the national breeding census, they like to have information on the status of the bird populations at a large scale, to interact with biologists concerning their own studies. Also, for some of them, this is an occasion to learn more about scientific techniques and methods in bird population monitoring. For other volunteers, they need scientific-based information to justify their activities in touch with birds and nature (parks managers, trappers..).
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.)
25-50%
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
our organization teaches ecology of birds and techniques to capture and ring the birds safety. We also give training for ringers.
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
(1) for ringing data, a database manager makes sure that data are realistic (date, location, bird counts, species, biometrics). (2) For recovery information of a bird ringed and found dead by people, we check by crossing information on ringing and recovery. We make sure that date species and location are coherent. (3) For trapping data, trappers send us magpie wings, and we can't controlled some information like the date or the location of capture, at least poorly.
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
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 Contract number: 006463