Research and monitoring for and with raptors in Europe
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EURAPMON INAUGURAL WORKSHOP

The EURAPMON Inaugural Workshop was held in Sicily in October 2010. Over 50 scientists attended from leading research groups, government agencies and conservation groups from 25 countries across Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, and from the Mediterranean to the Arctic Circle. Beyond Europe, participants attended from Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Israel and the US. The workshop elaborated scientific and technical proposals for the implementation of programme.

 

EURAPMON INVENTORY WORKSHOP

The second EURAPMON Workshop, focusing on inventory of existing raptor monitoring in Europe (Work Package 2) was held in Murcia, 9-10 February 2012.

 

EURAPMON RAPTOR CONTAMINANT MONITORING WORKSHOP

The third EURAPMON Workshop was organized between 28th and 30th November 2012 at the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University of Amsterdam. It was dedicated to reviewing and completing the first-round results of the inventory of raptor contaminant monitoring activities in Europe within the context of Work Package 2.

 

TWO PARALLEL EURAPMON WORKSHOPS

A three day workshop entitled "Setting best practices on raptor contaminant monitoring activities in Europe" was organized in Murcia, Spain, between 31st May and 2nd June, 2013.

A parallel two day workshop entitled "Inventory of existing raptor monitoring activities in Europe (monitoring "for" raptors)" was organized in Murcia, Spain, between 31st May and 1st June, 2013.

 

EURAPMON SUMMER SCHOOL "MONITORING FOR AND WITH RAPTORS"

A three day summer school (27 - 29 August, 2014) focusing on linking contaminant monitoring with raptors and raptor population monitoring was held at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands. Naturalis houses one of the most important museum collections of raptor skins in the word and the Summer School focused on the value of the this outstanding collection for historical and contemporary raptor studies. EURAPMON project enabled participation of 14 applicants who are all active in various aspects raptor monitoring.

 

EURAPMON FINAL CONFERENCE

The Final EURAPMON conference (SM7), organised by University of Murcia at Sierra Espuna natural Park, Spain (9 - 11 March, 2015) brought together existing network participants and new contacts to share the outcomes of the EURAPMON programme and continue to develop the impact of the programme. There were five working sessions focused on exchange of knowledge on: EU-level user needs; further pan-European contaminant monitoring development; sharing of best practice guidance for for raptor monitoring across Europe; monitoring contaminants, emerging diseases and environmental change with raptors and links to human health; and setting of strategic priorities for raptor monitoring enhancement. A closing session also collating suggestions for future network activities and funding proposals from across the participants involved.