Different birds and other wildlife populate our settlement areas as our immediate neighbours. Often little is known about their occurrence and distribution in the proximity of humans. The "Wild Neighbours" project has set itself the goal of closing these gaps in knowledge with the help of the population. You too can be part of a research project!
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On the internet platform "www.wildenachbarn.at" observations can be reported whereas other observations can be viewed. You can inform yourself about current sightings in your region and catch up further information on the biology of the species and its distribution in rural areas, as well as call up for advice in cases of conflict and when finding helpless or injured wild animals. If you register, you can also upload photos of your observations, get an overview of your reports and subscribe to our newsletter.
We hope for a broad data basis based on the sighting reports, in order to be able to better assess the distribution of various birds and other wild animals in Austria's settlement areas. This helps to to be able to provide adequate management proposals in cases of conflict or damage. A spatial focus of the platform is the Wagram region in Lower Austria. The platform is unique in Austria: specialized in the occurrence of birds and wild animals in rural settlements and linked to scientific research.