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Monitoring campaing of population structure in pond turtles at Doñana Natural Area

During the last days, technicians from Doñana's Biodiversity Monitoring Group (ICTS-RBD) are performing a monitoring program of the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) and the Spanish pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa) in Doñana Natural Area. In this occasion, the survey is taking place in the pine forest of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, in Cádiz (see Photo).

The Lepidoptera Cyaniris semiargus flies in May in Doñana

Cyaniris semiargus is a small lepidopteran from the Lycaenidae family that reaches in Doñana its southernmost distribution limit. At this latitude, besides Doñana, it its only observed at higher altitudes in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Long-term determinants of the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in a wild ungulate community of Doñana

The ICTS-EBD participated with several international and national scientific institutions in a study lead by Instituto de Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC) about the long-term deteterminants of the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in the wild ungulate community in Doñana (Photo of fallow-deers in Doñana, by Rubén Rodríguez-Olivares).

Researchers from the Miguel Hernández University study the effects of Greek tortoise hybridization in Doñana

Last February, the Long-Term Monitoring Team (ESPN) of Doñana’s Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS-RBD) provided support to a research project that studies the hybridation between the two subspecies of the Greek tortoise found in Doñana, Testudo graeca graeca and T. g. marokensis (Photo by Isidro Román). Technicians of ESPN supported the research project’s team during an intensive survey of tortoise individuals at El Puntal Estate, in the heart of Doñana’s National Park. The...

Doñana teems again with butterflies

Since 2007, from March to October, technicians from Doñana’s Biodiversity Monitoring Group (ICTS-RBD) perform regular surveys of butterflies (Photo Jacinto Román: Lycaena phlaeas). The surveys are performed in five different study sites, designed to include Doñana’s most characteristic habitat types: scrubland, wet grassland, pine forest and gallery forest.


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

Raw data requests are made via the following application . In addition, it is possible to visualize ICTS-RBD biodiversity monitoring data at the Data Infrastructure and access essential ecosystem indicators at the Global Change Observatory

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