"PARATIRO" IS AN INITIATIVE AIMING TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL, AND RELIABLE RECORDING AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR WILDLIFE MORTALITY DUE TO ANTHROPOGENIC CAUSES, VIA THE APPLICATION OF CITIZEN SCIENCE.
The electronic platform takes advantage of the progress that has been made in communication technologies and of the widespread use of smartphones and tablets to advance wildlife protection. Citizens without any training or specific scientific background can use the paratiro.gr mobile app to collect data and participate in a "Citizen Science" initiative which has great value for the monitoring of biodiversity, since it can provide a huge amount of data in a relatively short amount of time.
When a citizen finds a dead or injured animal, he/she is able by using this app to report the particular incident. In this way, the news of any wildlife injury or death at any place in Greece is posted and grouped on this platform. PARATIRO's scientific team processes the data and draws conclusions about the threats that wildlife faces due to human activities. In certain cases, our team proposes specific measures and targeted actions that could significantly reduce or even eliminate the factors that increase mortality, at local or even national level.
The creation of PARATIRO is an initiative of the Association and Protection of Wildlife - ANIMA that started in October of 2014. The upgrade and communication of the paratiro.gr electronic platform was undertaken by SciCo in November of 2017, and was carried out in collaboration with ANIMA with the financial support of the GreenFund.
For more information, you can watch the following videos and browse the official website paratiro.gr.
The "PARATIRO" project is financially supported by the Green Fund in the context of "Natural Environment & innovative actions" Funding Program, in the "Environmental Management Actions" Axis /"Innovative Actions with citizens" Measure/ "Information, training and awareness-raising actions for the general public or/and special population groups" Sub-Measure. SciCo - SCIENCE COMMUNICATION is the beneficiary of the project, and the budget is 50,000 euros.