Vadonleső (The WildWatcher)

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The objective of the project is to encourage nature-lovers to contribute to the identification of endangered species, to facilitate stock surveys and detection of threats in Hungary.

The observation of the widespread and relatively frequent species often means a non-executable task for the experts. The WildWatcher ('Vadonleső' in Hungarian) programme as one of the most efficiently operating wildlife monitoring citizen science programs in Hungary, started in September 2009 aims to involve the public in this activity provides a huge amount of valuable data and plays a significant educational role. At the beginning of the programme the data of 9, at present, the data of 18 easily recognizable, widespread, protected animal and plant species can be recorded with the help of a GoogleMap based website. The data are validated by specialists before adding them to the Hungarian Nature Conservation Information System (TIR). The data recorded show that a large number of volunteers join with pleasure the survey of the easily recognizable species and the data provided by them contribute to the nature conservation work as valuable input.

Main info

Host: Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Conservation, VADONLESŐ Programme
Start date: 01/09/2009
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Status: Active
Date created: 22/04/2020
Date updated:22/04/2020


Latitude: 47.507094

Longitude: 19.047151


This project can be done at home

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Funding program:Ministry of Agriculture

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June 18, 2020, 8:32 a.m. - Alexandra Czeglédi

Vadonleső is an excellent project to map richness of our biodiversity.

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