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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.


VII International Conference on Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) in Doñana

November 2018

From 28 to 30 November 2018, the VII International Conference on Black Stork took place at headquarters of ICTS-RBD in Doñana National Park, a protected area in the marshes of the Guadalquivir river, probably the most important overwintering area for the species in Europe.

It was organizated by the IUCN-SSC Stork, Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group, the Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC) and Junta de Andalucía (Regional Goverment of Andalusia).

More than 30 researchers and specialist from 14 countiues were registered and the main interest of the conference was to gather specialist of the species to present the most updated information of the species, most recent researches and strengthen the network and collaboration among specialist.

The 32 talks and posters were organized into 4 sessions:

Session 1: Black Storck Population and Trends

Session 2: Threatens and Conservation of Black Stork

Session 3: Ecology and Behaviour of Black Stork

Session 4: Movements, Tracking, Ringing & Migration

Moreover, the program had a special session to discuss about the future of the international working group and a field trip to observe the wintering population of the species at Guadalquivir marhes.

For more information contac: Luis Santiago Cano Alonso (


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