Grants:Project/Rapid/WMROMD/Photo expedition before WLE 2018 in Moldova/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went? The goals were overmet; details below. Our partners expressed satisfaction from being able to discover Moldova through its protected areas, and help Wikipedia by these means.
Please report on your original project targets.
|Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|at least 450 photos uploaded||495|
|at least 30 protected areas illustrated||36||33 of them didn't have any images beforehand|
|at least one image per each Wikidata item and Wikipedia article||done|
|random pictures of settlement and places on the road||87|
|around 40% increase of number of participants (up from 62)||29||this is the only target not met; it happened because the contest perhaps reached its saturation in Moldova. More analysis will be done in Grants:Project/Rapid/Gikü/Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in Moldova/Report|
Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:
- What worked well?
- Both teams benefited from free accommodation from relatives while on the road, thus nobody had to spend time and energy to return to Chișinău for the night
- What did not work so well?
- Some areas, particularly geological natural monuments, proved very hard to reach (or at least too time-consuming for our time frame), and we only got low quality photos of them
- What would you do differently next time?
- This most likely was the last time Wiki Loves Earth was organized in Moldova. Almost half of the protected areas have been illustrated, and the remaining ones are hard to reach and/or not as important (also the majority of them are secular trees usually located far in the woods). Thank you a lot for support!
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on. All expenses below are documented in Moldovan Lei (MDL).
- Team North (planned 1,600)
- petroleum: 578.65
- food: 1,389.61
- Saturday breakfast (on the road): 61.21
- Saturday lunch (Otaci): 250.00
- Saturday dinner (Edineț): 350.00
- Sunday breakfast (Zăbriceni): 194.40
- Sunday lunch (Bălți): 534.00
- Team South (planned 2,000)
- gas: 1,509.24
- food: 463.11
- powerbanks as prizes (planned 160): 206.00
Thus, Team South's expenses were within the budget, while Team North exceeded the budget by almost 400 MDL. This is because 2 more people joined us on the road, because of unexpected family issues. These 400 MDL were covered by us and there is no need for reimbursement.
To put it shortly: the expenses awaiting reimbursement are the same as the planned budget.
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
Anything else you want to share about your project?
Here is the table featuring what items from the list of protected areas of Moldova have been covered:
- Team North (WLE Moldova + Eco FM)
- Team South (Society for Birds and Nature Protection of Moldova)
- not visited / not found
|MD-CH-mn.A-005||Fossil site near Moscovei||planned, visited||0||2||link|
|MD-CH-mn.A-006||Tartaul ravine||not planned, visited||0||8||link|
|MD-CT-mn.A-012||Cociulia excavation site||not planned, visited||0||6||link|
|MD-GE-mn.A-020||Baurci outcrop||planned, visited||0||2||link|
|MD-GE-mn.A-021||Ravines of Ceadîr-Lunga||not planned, visited||0||2||link|
|MD-GE-mn.A-023||Geological section in the valley of Ialpug||planned, visited||0||4||link|
|MD-ED-mn.A-031||Brînzeni Caves||planned, not visited||5||5||link|
|MD-ED-mn.A-032||Brînzeni reefs||planned, not visited||17||17||link|
|MD-OC-mn.A-052||"Partea Cneazului" valley||planned, visited||0||26||link|
|MD-SR-mn.A-068||Pragurile Nistrului||planned, not visited||4||4||link|
|MD-TR-mn.A-080||Musaitu ravine||planned, visited||0||18||link|
|MD-TR-mn.A-081||Outcrop near Taraclia||planned, visited||0||1||link|
|MD-GE-mn.A-084||Outcrop of Etulia clay||planned, visited||0||3||link|
|MD-GE-mn.A-086||Cișmichioi ravine||planned, visited||0||1||link|
|MD-OC-mn.B-016||Spring of Codreni||planned, visited||0||16||link|
|MD-RS-mn.B-023||"La Moară" lakes||planned, visited||0||8||link|
|MD-SG-mn.B-024||Body of water on Ciuluc river||planned, visited||0||7||link|
|MD-GE-mn.B-029||Spring of Copceac||planned, visited, misidentified||0||0||link|
|MD-TL-mn.B-030||Springs of Ordășei||planned, visited||26||40||link|
|MD-CT-mn.Ca-007||Cîietu forest||not planned, visited||0||7||link|
|MD-CT-mn.Cb-030||Populus alba in Cania||planned, visited||0||4||link|
|MD-DN-mn.Cb-049||Quercus robur near Dondușeni||planned, visited||0||17||link|
|MD-LV-mn.Cb-067||Quercus robut in Leova||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-CH-rn.A-003||Baurci nature reserve||not planned, visited||0||5||link|
|MD-CT-rn.A-007||Ciobalaccia nature reserve||not planned, visited||0||9||link|
|MD-GE-rn.A-016||Liceul Bolgrad nature reserve||not planned, visited||0||12||link|
|MD-HN-rn.A-020||Dancu nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-HN-rn.A-024||Sărata-Răzeși nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-HN-rn.A-025||Pogănești nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-RS-rn.A-038||Stînca nature reserve||planned, visited||0||9||link|
|MD-GE-rn.B-004||Bugeac nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-CT-rn.C-001||Cantemir nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-LV-rn.C-002||"Lebăda albă" nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-CT-rp-008||Antonești riverside||not planned, visited||0||5||link|
|MD-CT-rp-009||Chioselia landscape reserve||not planned, visited||0||11||link|
|MD-CT-rp-010||Codrii Tigheci||not planned, visited||5||10||link|
|MD-CM-rp-016||Cimișlia ravines||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-ED-rp-021||Zăbriceni landscape reserve||planned, visited||0||16||link|
|MD-NS-rp-025||"Vila Nisporeni" nature reserve||planned, not visited||0||0|
|MD-OC-rp-027||Călărășeuca landscape reserve||planned, not visited||20||20||link|
|MD-SR-rp-035||Cosăuți landscape reserve||planned, not visited||3||3||link|
|MD-GE-amm.A-001||Steppe region in northern Bugeac (I)||planned, visited||0||1||link|
|MD-GE-amm.A-002||Steppe region in northern Bugeac (II)||planned, visited||0||1||link|
|MD-TR-amm.A-005||Steppe region in southern Bugeac||planned, visited||0||11||link|
|MD-TL-amm.B-016||Puccinellia gigantea field near Verejeni||planned, visited||0||7||link|
|MD-TL-amm.B-018||Halophyte meadow near Bănești||planned, visited||0||13||link|
|MD-CE-amm.C-001||Windbreak of Tvardița||not planned, visited||0||6||link|
|MD-RS-amm.C-002||Windbreak of Bălți||planned, visited||3||12||link|
|MD-DN-map-009||Park of Rediul Mare||planned, visited||0||100||link|
|MD-ED-map-013||Park of Brînzeni (protected area)||planned, visited||0||16||link|
|MD-ED-map-014||Park of Hincăuți||planned, visited||7||31||link|
Here are some photos of the teams during the wikiexpedition (description in file details pages).
to be added