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:
Czech Butterfly Conservation Society (SOM: Spolecnost pro Ochranu Motylu)
1a. Your e-mail:
2. Organisation address:
Spolecnost pro Ochranu Motylu Krakovany 27 Cz - 28127 Czech Republic
2a. Country:  
Czech Republic
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country Czech Republic 
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1993
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
None
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?
26-50
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
Only honorary members which are deserving of some our activities.
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats
Other We monitor all state territory with different habitats (long time changing of butterfly fauna).
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
We are mapping the butterfly distribution between time periods. (not only butterflies but selected families of moths too)
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
3-5 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)
Chech Society for Nature conservation, University of Southern Bohemia
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)
Chech Ministry for Environment, Chech Agency for Nature and Landscape Concervation
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.lepidoptera.cz
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 25 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 0 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 75 % 
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:
Lists of butterfly species from selected localities, information about localities.
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
No
21. If no, please explain why
Everybody can't determane butterfly in the field.
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
interest about butterflies, possibility to do something for butterfly conservation, books about butterflies from our organization, possibility to collect butterlies in nature preservations and military areas during official activities of SOM
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.
annual lepidopterological meeting in field
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
We control determination of cryptic species, we control habitats of main important endangered species.
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
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 Contract number: 006463