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Doñana’s Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS-RBD) provides access and support to carry out research at the Doñana Protected Areas.

For such purpose, it provides researchers with accomodation, various facilities and technical/logistical support. It also runs monitoring programs to assess the status and trends of biodiversity, provides online access to all the information gathered by these monitoring programs and delivers ICT service management and tools to facilitate the search and use of that information.


Beginning of the 2020 Manecorro ringing campaign

Despite the uncertainty and inconveniences caused by the coronavirus pandemic, on September 1, scientific bird ringing activities began at the Manecorro constant effort station, located in the Doñana National Park, and which It will end on November 15.
Unfortunately, this year we have not been able to count on the presence of external ringers and personnel in training from many places in Spain and even Europe who usually collaborated in an invaluable way in carrying out the campaign.

Puntal tortoise monitoring campaing finished

This year, the sixth and last sampling day of the tortoise Testudo graeca graeca was on March 13th, in the area of “Puntal”, in Doñana National Park.
This protocol consists in three annual consecutive campaigns, repeated every decade, in which an area of 45 Ha at the Vera of the National Park is intensively sampled.
The objective is to detect population trends in a species in which these trends can be difficult to verify given the high longevity of the adults and the low survival...

Current situation of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in the Doñana Natural Space.

"On last July 1-2, members of the Long-term Biodiversity Monitoring Team (ICTS-TBD) surveyed the fish and aquatic macroinvertebrates of Brenes and el Rompido Grande. This survey is part of the long-term monitoring of the aquatic ecosystems of Doñana Natural Space END). In these localities, we pay special attention to the populations of "jaiba azul" (Atlantic Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus), an invasive crab originating from America that colonized the area recently (see post...

Doñana aerial surveys

Every month an aerial survey is carried out of the water birds present in the Guadalquivir marshes. This spring the flooding of the marshes has been unfavourable. Before raining started in April, the marshes dried up almost completely, making it impossible to flood the marshes completely during spring as they do during an average hydrological year.

Leatherback turtle rescue (Dermochelys coriacea) on the beach of Doñana National Park

On July 1, members of the Doñana Biological Station Natural Process Monitoring Team collaborated, together with environmental agents and technicians from the Doñana Natural Area and a team from the Underwater Rescue Unit of the Fire Service of Huelva, in the rescue of a specimen of the leatherback turtle (a species classified as Vulnerable worldwide), which was entangled in minor fishing gear in the Protection Area of the Coastal Sea.

 

Start a project

If you plan to do research in Doñana, you must bear in mind that your project must be approved by the Research Access Commission of the Doñana Participation Council. The ICTS-RBD provides assistance throughout the procedure. Read more

Request access, accommodation and/or technical and logistic support

Once your research project has been approved by ICTS-RBD, you can request access and accomodation in the Biological Reserve using this online form and/or logistic or technical support using this online form . Do not forget to read carefully the facilities’ use rules. Read more

Request biodiversity data

You can visualize ICTS-RBD’s biodiversity monitoring data at the Data Infrastructure and consult essential ecosystem indicators derived from them at the Global Change Observatory. Raw data are offered free of charge to competitive research projects, subject to the following terms and conditions of use included in this data-request form.

Bird Ringing Lab

The Bird Ringing Lab is a service of ICTS-RBD that centralizes all scientific ringing activities undertaken in Doñana, and coordinates non-metallic bird banding in Spain. Read More

ICTS-RBD Facilities.


Cork oaks density

Map showing cork oaks density in the Doñana Biological Reserve