European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
The European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (eBMS) is a collation of national Butterfly Monitoring Schemes datasets on behalf of Butterfly Conservation Europe.
eBMS is managed by the Natural Environment Research Council (acting through the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UKCEH) in order to facilitate research using the dataset and to promote the conservation of butterflies.
The eBMS includes several partners that provide their data every year from the different National Butterfly Monitoring Schemes throughout Europe. Currently, there are 21 formal partners in 19 different countries with their respective BMS. Click on the countries to see their National BMS websites and discover more about their butterfly monitoring, how to join and contact them.
Current national partners (in addition to BCE and UKCEN) in the eBMS are:
If you want to set up a new transect in one of these countries, please follow the links in each country and try to contact the main coordinator. Some countries have their own online system to manage national Butterfly Monitoring Schemes.
Become a new partner:
We will be delighted for more new partners in areas where is lacking a Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. If you would like to became a new partner of eBMS and you are willing to collaborate and join eBMS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apart from the eBMS partners, there are more countries and regions monitoring butterflies in Europe. Countries that are not partners of eBMS, without scheme or just outside of the European Union with different monitoring programs. These collaborators provide data to eBMS in order to contribute for the Butterfly Indicators or other type of results.