Mobilization of biodiversity data on protected areas and threatened species in Benin

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Afzelia africana seed pod. Photo by Marco Schmidt via Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 3.0

This project increases availability of data on protected areas, including from the W and Pendjari national parks of Benin, and on threatened species such as Afzelia africana Pers. A training workshop on data mobilization, data entry, quality and publishing has been organized. 4,000 data records will be made available by the end of the project.

Mobilized data will be used to identify potential habitats for threatened species, and the results will help park managers to focus conservation actions on those areas for long-term conservation.

Project Progress

The project has mobilized, digitized and published 1,147 records on plant species and 3,413 records on animal species from W Reserve of Biosphere and Pendjari Reserve of Biosphere.

Training workshops focusing on data mobilization, data digitization, data quality and data publishing have been organized for the project partners and staff from W and Pendjari national parks. 42 persons beneficiated from these workshops.

W and Pendjari national parks representatives committed themselves to continue mobilizing and publishing data through GBIF.org by signing a memorandum of understanding.

Funding
€ 4,986
Co funding
€ 3,428
Type of grant
Small grant
Duration
1 Jun 2016 - 1 Dec 2017
Programme
BID
Project identifier
BID-AF2015-0030-SMA
Partners
  • National Forest Office of Benin
  • W National Park Management
  • Pendjari National Park Management

€ 4,986 funded by

€ 3,428 co Funded by