Second edition of the free online course "Citizen science opportunities to improve the knowledge and conservation of European mammals"

    The MammalNet Project organizes the second edition of a free online course to improve our knowledge about the distribution of European mammals and their conservation through its mobile applications to promote citizen science


    Second edition of the free online course "Opportunities of citizen science for... be able to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and help science.

    Second edition of the free online course "Opportunities of citizen science for... sharing with science the record of a squirrel or a wild boar in a preserve, can be as valuable as the record of a lynx or a rare speciessharing with science the record of a squirrel or a wild boar in a preserve, can be as valuable as the record of a lynx or a rare species

    sharing with science the record of a squirrel or a wild boar in a preserve, can be as valuable as the record of a lynx or a rare species The sum of the observations of each of us may be enough to reinforce the information that scientists collect.

    The essential role that science plays in our daily lives is increasingly evident and, fortunately, more and more citizens are beginning to show interest and motivation to participate or collaborate in its advancement. In this sense, citizen science provides innumerable possibilities for people to collaborate in the generation of scientific knowledge regardless of their level of training.

    For nature and wildlife lovers who want to contribute to the advancement of science for their conservation, the citizen science alternatives offered by the MammalNet Project stand out. This project aims to promote citizen participation and collaboration with scientists to improve our knowledge about the distribution of European mammals. To this end, sharing with science the record of a squirrel or a wild boar in a preserve, can be as valuable as the record of a lynx or a rare species that, thanks to the Internet, facilitate the collection of this information, which is available for the public.

    In order to promote the knowledge and use of these apps by society, the MammalNet Project has organized the second edition of the completely free online course entitled “Citizen science opportunities to improve the conservation of European mammals“.

    Online course “Citizen science opportunities to improve the conservation of European mammals” offered by the MammalNet Project.

    The course, which In order to promote the knowledge and use of these apps by society, the MammalNet Project has organized the second edition of theIn order to promote the knowledge and use of these apps by society, the MammalNet Project has organized the second edition of the

    Dates and organization of the course

    • Starting dateIn order to promote the knowledge and use of these apps by society, the MammalNet Project has organized the second edition of the
    • Organization and durationIn order to promote the knowledge and use of these apps by society, the MammalNet Project has organized the second edition of the
    • Estimated effort: Between 2 and 3 hours per week, which participants can freely distribute according to their personal convenience.

    Objectives of the course

    • To understand the advantages of open science for the advancement of science and society and how they can be an active part of this movement.
    • To understand the importance of improving knowledge of mammal distribution to encourage biodiversity conservation and make management decisions based on scientific evidence.
    • To understand the potential sources of data and approaches that can improve knowledge of mammal distribution.
    • To know the possibilities offered by the different tools (apps) available in the MammalNet Project, to collect occasional records or using camera trial devices.
    • To know some of the projects and active platforms currently involved in the conservation of European mammals.

    Promotional video of the online course “Citizen science opportunities to improve the conservation of European mammals” offered by the MammalNet Project.

    Contents of the course

    • Module I – Open science and citizen science for wildlife.
    • Module II – Citizens tracking and studying the mammals.
    • Module III – Tools to collect mammals recording.
    • Module IV – Projects and tools for the conservation of European mammals.

    Potential groups interested

    • Citizens interested in science and nature conservation can strengthen their knowledge, improve their understanding of their environment, and learn how to collaborate and participate in a citizen science project by submitting wildlife records.
    • Educators and teachers interested in the environment and science can gain useful tools and knowledge to apply in teaching projects with their students or in their research.
    • Students of science at the university level and beyond, who are interested in natural resources, can use this information to improve their professional and communication skills.
    • Researchers and naturalists interested in recording biodiversity or using camera traps can benefit from the tools and applications available in the project to share and improve the information they collect in their work on wildlife.