Moths Conservation Program of Vitoria-Gasteiz


from 01/01/2016 until 31/12/2030

This program is based on the participation of the citizen in order to gather knowledge about the moths of Vitoria-Gasteiz to develop more efficient biodiversity conservation policies. This is the fifth program included in our Citizen Science project (Net of Citizen Science of Vitoria-Gasteiz) created by the Environmental Research Center of Vitoria-Gasteiz city council and organized by Ataria (the Interpretation Centre of the Salburua Wetlands). This project is based on the sampling work of volunteer citizens of different knowledge and origin. Each participant has a to go to the fixed trap located in Ataria one weekend ot each month in order to identify moths´ species. Then, the results obtained in that samplings have to be uploaded to the online platform Natusfera. Finally, the results of all participants are analyzed by the expert coordinador to get an annual memory of the moths of Vitoria-Gasteiz and receive conclusions about the conservation of the biodiversity.


The main objective of this program is monitoring of the moths of the municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz in order to understand the population dynamics. Therefore, knowing the conservation status of the habitats and the relation between populations and environmental changes. There are also some specific aims: -Improving and increasing the knowledge of the moths of the municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz. -Approaching moths to citizen to dismantle the bad image and fake myths of these species. -Obtaining population dynamics and vinculating them with the global warming. -Getting information of some species in danger such as Proserpinus proserpina. -Detecting the appearance of new species to have a mechanism of new plagues.

Needed equipment

-Land-receipt (in the web). -Pencil and rubber. -Handbooks for identification (for hiring in Ataria). -Photograph camera or a smartphone. -The protocol to upload the results to Natusfera (in the web).

Created June 17, 2021, 11:51 a.m.

Updated Dec. 13, 2021, 12:40 p.m.

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