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Participatory ecology

The biodiversity is not only about politicians and managers, but about all citizens. Our priority is to empower citizens to concretely engage with biodiversity; on the one hand by participating in a research or conservation effort in the field, and on the other hand by co-constructing the solutions and ethical limits in which the projects are inscribed.

Effort and citizen knowledge are a common good

Cybelle Planète's programs rely on citizen participation. We have always been committed to ensuring that the contribution of citizens is recognized and valued.

  • eco-volunteering : We regularly select and evaluate the ecovolunteer missions for which the citizens have a concrete utility and essential for the survival of the projects.
  • citizen science at sea : The data collected under the Cybelle Méditerranée program, and thanks to the contribution of ecovolunteers and boaters, are shared freely and publicly. The best way, we believe, to move quickly for the preservation of marine species.
  • Network for Mediterranean Marine Biodiversity : We have created tools for collecting and sharing data at sea, OBSenMER. To promote free sharing between contributors (boaters, boat crews, associations, managers, researchers ....), a single database brings together all the observations, from the amateur level to the naturalist expert.
  • Ethical Charters: We organize citizen consultations for the elaboration of our ethical charters. The Ethical Charter of Ecovolunteers was developed in 2014, the Charter of ecovolunteers is being created.

Eco-volunteering, participatory travel

Many organizations, associations, NGOs ... dedicated to Biodiversity are desperately short of financial and human resources to carry out their mission. Participating in one of these projects, as an ecovolunteer, is a concrete way of acting for biodiversity. Cybelle Planète is today one of the first French structures specialized in eco-volunteering.

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Participatory Science

Participatory Science, or citizen sciences, offer citizens the opportunity to contribute to a research project or conservation of Biodiversity.
Cybelle Planète leads from 2007 a participatory science program in the Mediterranean Sea, to boaters and professionals of the sea. Cybelle Méditerranée is today one of the leading participatory science programs for monitoring marine marine fauna.

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Gather efforts around a common goal

OBSenMER is a network of collectors and users of data on marine life and its environment. Cybelle Planet administers this network in the mediterranean sea making available to all, freely and without compensation, innovative collection tools (mobile application), a website to manage and view the data, and a common database. A large-scale participatory effort to better preserve marine biodiversity!

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Values ​​and ethics developed collectively: by and for citizens

Cybelle Planète has always been committed to giving citizens the floor. Taking into account the opinion of all is of paramount importance, we organize democratic debates at each major stage of our programs.

Ethics Charter of Ecovolunteering

Cybelle Planète coordinated the development of an ethical charter of eco-volunteering, in a participatory way. The goal was:

  • Provide greater visibility to ecovolunteer structures that are committed to applying the ethical principles of this charter
  • Allow eco-volunteers to make a choice based on concrete and clear criteria
  • Inform the ecovolunteers about the points to know and respect to carry out an ethical ecovolunteering

A public consultation was held between November 2013 and December 2014, 395 people have defined and developed the ethical charter of eco-volunteering. At the end of the last step, the definition and the charter were validated by 97,4% of positive votes.

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-> See the list of participants in the development of the Ethics Charter of Ecovolunteering

Charter of ecovolunteers

The Ecovolunteer Charter is currently under construction!

Cybelle Planète engages a collective reflection to develop the ecovolunteer charter, between September and December 2018. This project will be done participatory, online and face-to-face (workshop). The purpose of this charter will be define the commitment of ecovolunteers.
The development of the ecovolunteer charter will take place in two stages:
> online consultation, between October and November 2018 (deadline November 1er)
> public participatory workshop, organized at the next International Exhibition of Ecotourism, Solidarity and Participatory Travel which will take place the 1er and 2 December 2018 in Grenoble.

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