CITIZEN SCIENCE IN THE CARPATHIANS

supported by Visegrad Fund

Bioblitz Weekend

Meet the Carpathian Nature

13.-15.5.2022

The Carpathians are Europe’s last great wilderness area, natural and cultural diversity emblem.

Let´s join the first bioblitz for Carpathian Protected Areas.

From 13 May till 15 May researchers, school groups, citizens, wildlife enthusiasts, farmers, and others across the Carpathians are coming together to help document the incredible biodiversity of Carpathian nature by submitting photos and observations of wildlife in their neighborhood protected areas.

Visit and join also the Facebook event.

It´s easy to participate

Find wildlife

Find anything that grows or lives in your protected area

Take a picture

Don´t forget to note the position (turn the GPS on)

Share your treasure

Upload your observation via iNaturalist app or OpenBioMaps app

Where you can make an observation?

About

DEEP RELATIONSHIP MATTERS

Protected areas, though managed by the government, could not succeed without public support, and more importantly without the support of local stakeholders which depend on the land. At the same time, many species depend on the same land types that humans find most useful too. Local stakeholders-nature (wildlife) issues require outstanding communication skills of PA managers. Thanks to implementing modern tools, this project ought to deepen mutual understanding and respect among PA and inhabitants, which is crucial for establishing environment-friendly practices and sustainable societies.
Citizen Science

Citizen Science

INSPIRED BY TECHNOLOGY

Citizen science can tackle conservation challenges by building scientific knowledge and by encouraging public action, but only if the aims and methods of monitoring are well communicated and the motivation of inhabitants is constantly strengthened. Based on our professional experience and conclusions, once the handy intuitive (plat)form is used, it may bring a win-win solution for both sides, managers (researchers) and citizens (contributors).
Activities

Activities

2020-2022

Symposium

Coordinator

TOMAS BATA UNIVERSITY

TBU conducts research in citizen science under the umbrella of national and international grant schemas. This enables us to be part of the cutting-edge resources and brings innovation to our citizen science activities. The geographical perspective in Carpathian region puts TBU in a role of one of the most important HEI in the Czech Republic.

Contact point: Matyas Adam

Project partners

Project partners

POWER OF V4 COUNTRIES

IDEAS Science Ltd. (HU)

Contact point: Györgyi Bela

IDEAS Science is a technology development and consultancy team. IDEAS Science Ltd. has rich experience with building infrastructure and implementing new approaches in citizen science initiatives – that is an ideal base camp for establishing Living lab approach in Hungary.

PRONATUR NGO (SK)

Contact point: Zuzana Okániková

Civil Association PRONATUR is a voluntary organization supporting the nature conservation, sustainable regional development and active citizens participation. The PRONATUR NGO has established close relationships with management of several protected areas in Slovak Carpathians.

Ekopsychology Society (PL)

Contact point: Monika Ochwat-Marcinkiewicz

Ekopsychology Association is a non-profit NGO dealing with biodiversity conservation, protected area management, sustainable local and tourism development, protection of landscape and cultural heritage, organization of environmental awareness campaigns, education and trainings. The Ekopsychology Association coordinates the work of the Carpathian Scientific Council in Poland, which brings together 17 scientists from 12 universities.