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:
Eagle Concervation Committee (KOO)
1a. Your e-mail:
2. Organisation address:
Komitet Ochrony Orłów ul Niepodległości 53/55 10-044 Olsztyn Poland http://koo.free.ngo.pl/
2a. Country:  
Poland
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country Poland 
Other countries Slovakia, Ukraine
4. When did your organisation start?
1981
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?
251-500
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
In special situation, depending on economic conditions.
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats Forests
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
The monitoring of number of the seven, most rare birds of prey - the estimation of the size and distribution of the population 2. The monitoring of effectiveness of the regulations concerning places of birds’ reproduction 3. The population productivity analysis and its influence on trends concerning the size of population 4.The size and causes of death analysis, concerning raptors and owls 5. Research on the lesser spotted eagle feeding grounds preferences.
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)
Polish Sociaty of the Protection of Birds (OTOP) Wildlife Society "Stork"
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)
Wildlife Society "Stork"
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://koo.free.ngo.pl
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?
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
1. The results of control concerning areas and nests inhabited by the rare birds of pray – the observation post control card 2. The cases of violation of the regulations concerning preservation of breeding areas and influence on a clutch- the observation post control card 3. The number of nestlings in a clutch and the causes of losses. 4. Dead or sick birds of pray- the circumstances and the fate - the death and weak birds file 5. The hunting techniques and preferences of the lesser spotted eagle – the effectiveness of hunting – the lesser spotted eagle feeding ground card.
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:
interest in the research passion looking for atractive way of spending free time
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
bulletin, information materials
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.)
25-50%
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
It depands on tasks and assignments. For tasks reqiuring higher qualification people are trained during workshops or working for some time with a well prepared co-worker. For tasks that don't require special quaifications volunteers receive written instructions.
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
Correction made by team supervisors - coordinators. Correction made by the organization. Repeating the research in order to estimate error.
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
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 Contract number: 006463