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Biology Environment

Objectives

EEE-FIF makes it possible to share information for the monitoring of animal species introduced in mainland and overseas France. It also helps contribute to expertise and research on these species as well as the French National Natural Heritage Inventory (INPN).

Specific actions

– Report and monitor an introduced animal species or one that has not yet been observed
– Report on biological invasions (bibliographical references, evaluation methods)

Project created
Mainland France

Outre-mer, milieu terrestre, aquatique, marin

Type of project : Online

Participation period : All year

Level of involvement : Case by case

Participate

Project description

As part of actions in the French national strategy on invasive alien species (IAS) and Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014, the EEE-FIF website helps monitor the arrival or spread of alien animal species introduced in French territory (mainland or overseas). Surveillance takes place by involving professional networks and the general public in citizen science projects, as well as by monitoring bibliographic references, which are available on the EEE-FIF website. The involvement of as many people as possible helps expand the knowledge, research and expertise in this area with a view to conserving biodiversity.

The level of involvement is based on participants’ opportunistic observations. If an observer has already seen a species in a given location and it is sighted again several times a year in the same place, the information can be entered once a month.

With regard to invasive species, knowing when a species (individuals/populations) arrives in a new territory saves time and resources and increases efficiency in terms of reducing impacts on local biodiversity. We are open to participation from anyone who wants to help increase knowledge on species distribution! 

The data gathered from the EEE-FIF reporting form are opportunistic and do not follow a protocol. The information requested in the reporting form is useful for biodiversity monitoring indicators, research and policy action.

The data are entered into the French National Natural Heritage Inventory (INPN)

The implementation of the French national strategy on invasive alien species and Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 encourages countries to set up surveillance systems.

The general public and professional networks (including the French national network of scientific and technical expertise on invasive alien fauna species) are working to monitor IAS to prevent the arrival of a potentially invasive species.

The French national network of scientific and technical expertise on invasive alien fauna species includes more than 50 people from around 30 different organizations or laboratories. Visit this website for more details.

The participation

Training required

No training is currently required. There are identification keys online and the choice of species is based on a set of easily recognizable taxa.
If we further develop the form for other species, training will be required.

Required equipment

Computer, camera (or smartphone/tablet). The INPN species app can be used on a phone.

Co-managers

Stéphane FRANCOIS

Stéphane FRANCOIS

Bio-informaticien spécialisé PHP

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

UMS PatriNat

Stéphane FRANCOIS

Jessica THEVENOT

Jessica THEVENOT

Responsable du programme Espèces Exotiques Envahissantes

Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (MNHN)

Unité Mixte de Service : Patrimoine naturel - UMS PatriNat