After the successful delivery of the first Global Citizen Science Survey of the State of the Worlds Wetlands, the core group met at Slimbridge, UK, to plan for round two. The group looked at the strengths and weakness of the first survey, talked about the key results and outcomes, and how we can deliver an improved version in time for the next Ramsar COP14 in 2021. Our key suggestions were to:
– Repeat the survey monkey questionnaire, but with improved online support
– Additional levels of input from social media resources, to be developed
– Use existing results to create useful tools for local respondants, once the initial reserach paper published
– Maintain contact with the original group of respondents that expressed an interest in on-going contact
We will work on these proposals over the comoing months and keep all respondants, and the WWN network as a whole, up to date. The published scientific paper on the survey should be available soon.
The planning group (Nick Davidson and Matt Simpson, SWS, Chris Rostron, Connor Walsh and Rob Shore, WWT, Rob McInnes, independent consultant), March 2019