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:
Spanish Society for Bat Study and Conservation (SECEMU)
1a. Your e-mail:
conservacion@secemu.com
2. Organisation address:
Departamento de Zoología y Antropología Física, Facultad de Biología. Campus Universitario. Ctra. N-II, Km. 33,6. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. 28871 Alcalá de Henares. Madrid
2a. Country:  
Spain
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country
A country Spain 
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1986
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?
51-100
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
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats Bat roosts and bat habitats
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Census of bat colonies Studies on bat activity and bat conservation Our organisation is starting a program for knowing the evolution of bat population. It is concerned in bat conservation and bat study
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
6-10 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)
Regional governments
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)
Regional governments
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://secemu.com
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 30 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 70 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 0 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
6-10 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Census of bat colonies Looking for bat colonies Counting bat colonies Making conservation programs
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
No
21. If no, please explain why
There are not enough members in all the regions
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
Learning about bats Interest in bat conservation
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.)
50-75%
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
Some times there have been workshops
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
They must fill sheets with methods used and results obtained; these sheets are reviewed
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
Additional comments:
No comments. We are a small organisation (100 members in all the country); we all generally work as volonteers, but some of us work also as profesionals out of the organisation.
 

 
 Contract number: 006463