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RATO - daily operations commissioned by the province East Flanders, Belgium
Contact: Stefens, Anke

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The RATO - daily operations commissioned by the Province East Flanders, Belgium dataset is an event dataset published by RATO. The dataset includes data on management actions on invasive alien species and nuisance species, predominantly in the province of East Flanders and from 2021 onwards. more

Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each occurrence record an occurrenceID, date, location, scientific name, sampling protocol, sampling effort and the number of recorded individuals or biomass. Issues with the dataset can be reported at

We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via

This dataset was published as open data for the LIFE RIPARIAS project (Reaching Integrated and Prompt Action in Response to Invasive Alien Species, with technical support provided by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO).

Biology > Mammals, Biology > Plants
Fresh water, Terrestrial, Introduced species, Invasive species, Nuisance, Observation, Pest control, Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen (Province), Animalia, , Plantae,

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen (Province) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
12 October 2021 - 24 June 2022

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Ondatra zibethicus
Plantae [WoRMS]
Rattus norvegicus

Occurrence of biota

Rattenbestrijding Oost-Vlaanderen vzw (RATO), moredata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2022-11-22
Information last updated: 2022-11-22
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