D1: Project monitoring plan
Monitoring actions are necessary to evaluate the success of the project by measuring and documenting its effectiveness as compared to the initial situation with regard to its objectives and expected results.
In order to ensure that project actions will have concrete, measurable and clear benefits for the targeted bat species and habitat 8310, a Monitoring Plan will be elaborated describing the appropriate monitoring scheme and method needed to be applied on each action of the project.
D2: Monitoring the effect of project actions on target species and Habitat 8310
A detailed monitoring of target bat species and Habitat 8310 will be undertaken on selected sites where concrete conservation actions will be applied. Various parameters will be measured and recorded (e.g. population estimates of the bat colonies, Habitat 8310 species communities, habitat typical species, conditions, detailed pressures and threats).
Additionally, the condition of the constructions prepared in the framework of C actions and their effectiveness on target species and Habitat 8310 features (e.g. use of hop-over fences by bats) will be assessed.
The biological monitoring will help to evaluate the conservation methods and techniques for the target species and habitat implemented by the project.
D3: Monitoring of local stakeholders’ change of attitude and behavior
The action is necessary to measure the effectiveness of action C4 and the related E actions.
The monitoring of local stakeholders’ change of attitude and behavior will be realized by:
- Recording the participation of local stakeholders on the C4 action events and their attitude during project events.
- Questionnaires and interviews implemented at the end of the project using the research documents prepared in the framework of A4 action.
D4: LIFE - Performance indicators of the project
The action is necessary in order to evaluate project’s performance indicators.
Quantitative measurement of project effectiveness will be completed and updated during the formal reporting of the project by the usage of concrete performance indicators. The KPI Web tool will be updated two months before the midterm and at the final report of the project.
D5: Socio-economic impact of project actions
The action will present the most important impacts of the project on the local communities. The socioeconomic impact of the actions will be evaluated in a study presenting relative qualitative and quantitative indicators in connection with the: (1) direct or indirect employment growth, (2) enhancement of other activities related to the project (e.g. ecotourism) resulting in the economic development of the local communities.
D6: Assessment on the ecosystem function restoration
This Action covers all aspects of the project actions’ possible impacts of the ecosystem’s function restoration.
The ecosystem function restoration will be assessed on the basis of the ecosystem services provided by the selected bat species and habitat 8310 in the wider area of the project's sites. The assessment will take place at the regulatory, provisioning and cultural levels of ecosystem services (CICES - Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services)