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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 that purpose, it provides researchers with housing, facilities, technical and logistic support. It also runs programs for monitoring the status and trends of biodiversity, provides online access to all the information gathered by these monitoring programs, and delivers IT services and tools to facilitate the search and use of that information. Read more


First International Workshop on Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) held in Doñana

First International Workshop on Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) held in Doñana

First International Workshop on Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) held in Doñana

The first International Workshop on Glossy ibis has been organized by the Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD) under the auspices of the IUCN Stork Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group (IUCN SIS SG) and in collaboration with the Tour du Valat (TdV), which has provided funding and organizational support. From 27th to 29th November 30 researchers and technicians proceeding from 14 different countries have met at Reserva Biologica de Doñana. The 21 talks in the workshop have provided updated and novel information on the status of the species in different areas from Europe, North Africa, Asia and Australia.

The workshop has settled the basis for the creation of the International Research Network on Glossy ibis that will be soon officially hosted within the IUCN SIS SG and that already counts with collaborators from the entire distribution range of the species. The participants at the workshop have delineated a first draft of the route map of the research network. Among these aims, it has been established the creation of a common monitoring system and of a shared database. Also, it will be promoted the establishment of new local programs, including ringing with PVC rings, that will developed under the coordination and advice of the research network. An ongoing project, partially funded by the Waterbird Society (Kushlan Award), will be made possible by the research network and will study the gene flow at the entire scale of its distribution range of this cosmopolitan bird species present in five continents (America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania). As a further outcome of this event, at the beginning of 2018 a launching issue of the new journal, Stork Ibis and Spoonbill Conservation (SIS-Conservation), will be published in form of short articles focusing on different aspects of the Glossy ibis and authored from all the components of the research network.

For more information contact: Simone Santoro ( ).


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Permission to undertake scientific research at Doñana is granted on competitive basis, based on the scientific relevance, applicability to its conservation and management, and potential impact on its wildlife and ecosystems. To submit an application, you should download and fill this form (in Spanish) and submit it to: Read more

Request access and housing

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

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-metal bird marking in Spain. Read More

ICTS-RBD Facilities

Densidad de alcornoques

Mapa que muestra la densidad de alcornoques de la Reserva Biológica de Doñana