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
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1. Name of Organisation:
Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape management (ANL)
1a. Your e-mail:
christian.stettmer@anl.bayern.de
2. Organisation address:
Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege Seethalerstraße 6 83410 Laufen Tel. +49 (0) 86 82 / 89 63 - 0 Fax +49 (0) 86 82 / 89 63 - 17 u. 16 poststelle@anl.bayern.de
2a. Country:  
Germany
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country Bavaria
A country  
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1976
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
11-50
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
No
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?
No
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 The ANL focusses on Habitats listed in the Habitat´s Directive which can be found in Bavaria.
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Our monitoring activities are integrated in our various research projects, which all have a nature conservational background and/or private activities of our staff.
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)
in Bavaria: LFU, various universities others: UFZ, GO´s in Austria (namely Salzburg)
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)
see Nr. 10
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
No
14b. Internet address of report(s):
http://
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 50 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 0 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 50 % 
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:
Data for Breeding Birds in South-East Bavaria
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
No
21. If no, please explain why
Difficult to find enough experts and motivating them to contribute.
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
guess ....money is a crucial point
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.
ANL is responsible and the major player for nature conservational education of adults in Bavaria.
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
Yes
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
Personal communication
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
Yes
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 Contract number: 006463