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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.


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Upstream migration of goldfish

As the spring progresses and Doñana’s temporary wetlands progressively dry up, many fish species migrate upstream and downstream - seeking refuge in permanent waters to survive the summer drought. One of them is the goldfish (Carassius auratus), a species native to East Asia but already naturalized across all Spanish catchments and relatively abundant in Doñana. In a video, filmed on July 6th 2018, hundreds of goldfish were recorded jumping to cross the Ajolí ford as they moved up the Partido Stream. An image that reminds us the importance of preventing the introduction of exotic species as, once established, their eradication often poses an unsurmountable challenge.



 

Start a project

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 (is Spanish) and submit it to: coordinacion@ebd.csic.es. 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