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:
Vistytis Regional Park
1a. Your e-mail:
Vaidas Leonavicius
2. Organisation address:
Vytauto g. 8, Vistytis, Vilkaviskis distr.
2a. Country:  
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country In the South-West of Lithuania, on the border of Lithuania, Poland and Russia(Kaliningrad oblastj). Territory of the park 10100 ha.
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
Habitats 3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds; 6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies;6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, 6410 Molinia meadows; 6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpinelevels; 6510 Lowland hay meadows; 7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs;9050 Fennoscandian herb-rich forests; 9080 Fennoscandian deciduous swamp woods; 9160 Medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli; 91D0 Bog woodland; 91E0 Alluvial forests
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
monitoring of breeding waterfowl and waders; small mammal monitoring; white storks monitoring; monitoring of cervines; monitoring of breeding birds (corncrakes) in the Sirvinta river valley
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)
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
State service for protected areas under the Ministry of Environment
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 0 % 
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:
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?
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Additional comments:

 Contract number: 006463