Grants:Project/Rapid/WMROMD/Photo expedition before WLE 2018 in Moldova/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.


Goals[edit]

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.

Outcome[edit]

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


Learning[edit]

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!

Finances[edit]

Grant funds spent[edit]

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.

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No.


Anything else[edit]

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
Team Code Name Status No. images commonscat Image
before after
  MD-CH-mn.A-005 Fossil site near Moscovei planned, visited 0 2 link MD.CH.Moscovei - Amplasamentul fosilifer de lângă satul Moscovei - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  MD-CH-mn.A-006 Tartaul ravine not planned, visited 0 8 link MD.CH.Tartaul de Salcie - râpa Tartaul - apr 2018 - 05.jpg
  MD-CT-mn.A-012 Cociulia excavation site not planned, visited 0 6 link MD.CT.Cociulia - cariera Cociulia - apr 2018 - 04.jpg
  MD-GE-mn.A-020 Baurci outcrop planned, visited 0 2 link SPPN - Baurci outcrop - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  MD-GE-mn.A-021 Ravines of Ceadîr-Lunga not planned, visited 0 2 link MD.GE.Ceadîr-Lunga - râpele de la Ceadîr-Lunga - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  MD-GE-mn.A-023 Geological section in the valley of Ialpug planned, visited 0 4 link MD.GE.Comrat - Secțiunea geologică din valea râului Ialpug. Vedere dinspre orașul Comrat - apr 2018 - 03.jpg
  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.OC.Mereșeuca - "Partea Cneazului" valley - apr 2018 - 08.jpg
  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.Musaitu - râpa Musaitu - apr 2018 - 18.jpg
  MD-TR-mn.A-081 Outcrop near Taraclia planned, visited 0 1 link MD.TR.Taraclia - aflorimentul de lângă orașul Taraclia - apr 2018.jpg
  MD-GE-mn.A-084 Outcrop of Etulia clay planned, visited 0 3 link MD.GE.Etulia - afloriment de argile etuliene - apr 2018 - 02.jpg
  MD-GE-mn.A-086 Cișmichioi ravine planned, visited 0 1 link MD.GE.Cișmichioi - Cișmichioi ravine - apr 2018.jpg
  MD-OC-mn.B-016 Spring of Codreni planned, visited 0 16 link MD.OC.Codreni - izvorul din Codreni - apr 2018 - 04.jpg
  MD-RS-mn.B-023 "La Moară" lakes planned, visited 0 8 link MD.RS.Recea - ecosistemul acvatic „La Moară” - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  MD-SG-mn.B-024 Body of water on Ciuluc river planned, visited 0 7 link MD.SG.Mihailovca - rezervorul de apă de pe râul Ciuluc - apr 2018 - 06.jpg
  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.TL.Ordășei - izvorul amonte din Ordășei - apr 2018 - 13.jpg
  MD-CT-mn.Ca-007 Cîietu forest not planned, visited 0 7 link MD.CT.Cîietu - sectorul reprezentativ cu vegetație silvică Cîietu - apr 2018 - 06.jpg
  MD-CT-mn.Cb-030 Populus alba in Cania planned, visited 0 4 link MD.CT.Cania - plop alb - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  MD-DN-mn.Cb-049 Quercus robur near Dondușeni planned, visited 0 17 link MD.DN.Dondușeni - stejar pedunculat pe traseul Dondușeni-Plop - apr 2018 - 08.jpg
  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.CH.Baurci-Moldoveni - rezervația naturală Baurci - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  MD-CT-rn.A-007 Ciobalaccia nature reserve not planned, visited 0 9 link MD.CT.Ciobalaccia - rezervația naturală silvică Ciobalaccia - apr 2018 - 08.jpg
  MD-GE-rn.A-016 Liceul Bolgrad nature reserve not planned, visited 0 12 link SPPN - Liceul Bolgrad - apr 2018 - 04.jpg
  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.RS - rezervația naturală silvică Stînca - apr 2018 - 01.jpg
  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.Antonești - Lunca inundabilă Antonești - apr 2018 - 02.jpg
  MD-CT-rp-009 Chioselia landscape reserve not planned, visited 0 11 link MD.CT.Chioselia - rezervația peisagistică Chioselia - apr 2018 - 03.jpg
  MD-CT-rp-010 Codrii Tigheci not planned, visited 5 10 link SPPN - Codrii Tigheci - apr 2018 - 02.jpg
  MD-CM-rp-016 Cimișlia ravines planned, not visited 0 0
  MD-ED-rp-021 Zăbriceni landscape reserve planned, visited 0 16 link MD.ED.Zăbriceni - rezervația peisagistică Zăbriceni - apr 2018 - 13.jpg
  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.Bugeac - sector de stepă în nordul Bugeacului (I) - apr 2018.jpg
  MD-GE-amm.A-002 Steppe region in northern Bugeac (II)‎ planned, visited 0 1 link MD.GE.Dezghingea - sector de stepă în nordul Bugeacului (II) - apr 2018.jpg
  MD-TR-amm.A-005 Steppe region in southern Bugeac‎ planned, visited 0 11 link MD.TR.Vinogradovca - Sector de stepă în sudul Bugeacului - apr 2018 - 07.jpg
  MD-TL-amm.B-016 Puccinellia gigantea field near Verejeni‎ planned, visited 0 7 link MD.TL.Verejeni - luncă cu puccinelie gigantică - apr 2018 - 07.jpg
  MD-TL-amm.B-018 Halophyte meadow near Bănești‎ planned, visited 0 13 link MD.TL.Bănești - luncă cu vegetație halofită - apr 2018 - 03.jpg
  MD-CE-amm.C-001 Windbreak of Tvardița‎ not planned, visited 0 6 link MD.CE.Tvardița - Sistemul de perdele forestiere de protecție - apr 2018 - 02.jpg
  MD-RS-amm.C-002 Windbreak of Bălți‎ planned, visited 3 12 link MD.BL.Bălți - sistemul de perdele forestiere de protecție - apr 2018 - 08.jpg
  MD-DN-map-009 Park of Rediul Mare‎ planned, visited 0 100 link MD.DN.Rediul Mare - park of Rediul Mare - apr 2018 - 65.jpg
  MD-ED-map-013 Park of Brînzeni (protected area)‎ planned, visited 0 16 link MD.ED.Brînzeni - parcul dendrologic din Brînzeni - apr 2018 - 06.jpg
  MD-ED-map-014 Park of Hincăuți planned, visited 7 31 link MD.ED.Hincăuți - park of Hincăuți - apr 2018 - 23.jpg
miscellanous - 89 link MD.BR.Mărcăuți - old house - apr 2018 - 14.jpg

Here are some photos of the teams during the wikiexpedition (description in file details pages).

to be added