Biodiversity Monitoring of Insects - Citizen Science approach
Integral connected with the work of DINA is a citizen science approach. With its 700,000 members and supporters, NABU is the largest nature conservation association in Germany. In order to deepen the Citizen Scientist approach within DINA, volunteers will be engaged in running the Malaise traps located at 21 selected sampling sites. These volunteers are recruited through the networks of NABU and are equipped with the material needed and trained. Their integration will provide a regional support and the possibility to engage more people with “their” nature protected area. Thus the volunteers are involved to a high degree in the necessary data collection. At the same time, we want to train volunteers in insect protection and stakeholder management.