CSMON-LIFE (Citizen Science MONitoring) is one of the first Italian projects which focuses on using a citizen science approach on biodiversity. I was funded by the European Commission under the LIFE+ programme.
The project want to stimulate the participation of the citizens, involving them in the study, management and conservation of biodiversity, hence creating an active collaboration between citizens, scientific community and institutions.
The project aims at activating several citizen science campaigns, which will be focused on several environmental issues, such as: - the loss of biodiversity because of the presence of alien species; - the effects of climate change; - the conservation of rare species; - the impact of human activities on the environment.
Contribute with your observations to the monitoring of several target species.
The data, once validated, will be available on the CSMON-LIFE website and will feed the National Biodiversity Network (NNB), an effort promoted by the Italian Ministry for the Environment.