Members of ENETWILD during the kick-off meeting hold at EFSA facilities
The specific objectives of ENETWILD are:
- To collect existing published or unpublished data on the geographical distribution and abundance of selected wildlife hosts, to validate and to aggregate them in a harmonized way in a common database.
- To promote and coordinate the generation of new data on distribution and abundance of selected wildlife species, and modelling them, to fill the gaps identified in objective-1.
- To further enhance the network of wildlife professionals to support data collection activities required in objectives 1 and 2:
– To link the existing network to other European or international groups/networks active in the area of wildlife population surveillance.
– To promote the development and adoption of harmonized protocols for presence assessments and population counts, standardization of data format validation and quality assessment of data submissions.
– To strengthen collaboration on integral wildlife surveillance activities in Europe enhancing the European network between population and health specialists.
ENETWILD consists of 14 groups from 9 European Countries, with potential to involve many research organizations from European countries and beyond
The objectives that ENETWILD will develop during next years are specifically focused on wild boar.
- This framework contract, for a period of 6 years (until 2023) is implemented via specific contracts of the consortium with EFSA. The ongoing specific contract 3 is focusing on wild boar, and the next specific contracts will keep this approach during 2018 and 2019.
- The project will run during the next six years and the participating European researchers will work together with a wide network of participants/collaborators to coordinate efforts and implementdata sharing and increased data collection on wildlife populations
The work packages that compose ENETWILD are::
Complete census of European Wildlife Species presence data bases, following a standardized protocol
Description of national systems and organizations responsible for species´ presence, distribution and abundance data collection
Presence standards ready
how to calculate reliable estimation of wild boar abundance:how it is possible to derive abundance from other data
- Definition of items to collect in the Data Collection Model (DCM)
- Data dictionary on wild boar density
Upload data in the DCF of EFSA
Actively contact data providers to explain DCM
Distribution of questionnarie: how hunting statistics are recording across Europe, who manages disaggregated data