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:
Noé Conservation
1a. Your e-mail:
2. Organisation address:
Noé Conservation c/o Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes CP 31, 57 rue Cuvier 75231 Paris cedex 5
2a. Country:  
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country France 
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?
More than 1000: 14000
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.
Our organisation leads a project of garden butterflies monitoring, within France. Everybody can participate. 28 common butterflies species (or group of species when species are very similar) have been selected, and people are asked to count these species in their garden. The data are sent through an Internet website on a monthly basis. Several popularization files have been created, such as a a booklet for butterfly identification, a website & an instruction leaflet. Noé Conservation is in charge with communication aspects of the project whereas the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle deals with the scientific aspects (protocol, analysis...)
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?
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France - Département d'écologie et gestion de la biodiversité / USM 0305 - Conservation des espèces
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
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 0 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 100 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
Less than 2 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
* Common buterflies present in their gardens -> distribution * number of butterflies seen at the same time, for each species ->abundance * description of the garden & its localisation (-> geographical distribution, impact of natural areas in the vicinty, impact of plants & habits in the garden)
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:
* Butterflies are a good flagship species, cherished by everybody ! * the protocol is simple & the whole family could participate * People are regularly informed about the program & its results, they receive each month a newsletter with gardening advice & information about butterflies * people appreciate to play a role in a scientific project
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.)
Less than 25%
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?
The data is validated by the National Museum team
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
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 Contract number: 006463