A citizen science approach will be used by setting up a cooperation between national institutes or university’s (country representatives) and volunteers. The volunteers will follow up the population and habitat at individual monitoring transect, while the country representative will provide training and information. The project foresees the necessary infrastructure to reach out to potential volunteers and to store the gathered data. Within the current project, we will start up at least 60 independent transects in 13 countries. Different publications will be made for different target audiences. The future aim is to enlarge and endure the monitoring network to cover the full range of the species. The main aim is to assess the red list status based on population monitoring data. The data can also be used for national or regional initiatives. Therefore, one of the important goals is to communicate the conclusion of the monitoring and to raise awareness about the threats this umbrella species is facing. This network will allow many other studies concerning its ecology and conservation techniques.