Project 7: Resource mapping (Biodiversity Information System) for effective resource management and monitoring

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Core problem: Mapping the extent of essential habitats, the threats to these areas, and their current management is important to the management and monitoring of the coastal landscape and its resources. Analyzing the presence, absence as well magnitude of the threats based on published documents, as well as interviews with key informants/stakeholders, will provide the ―status of the area being investigated. Since this type of study requires the handling of voluminous datasets, it becomes imperative to manage the data through computerized ―information systems. Information systems do not replace specialists for the synthesis of information per se, but are essential to keep track of data, make these available to a larger audience, and ensure that data will continue to be current, accessible, and retrievable. A more specific discussion of this component is presented in Annex F.

Main Activities

  • Systematic and exhaustive research of existing databases
  • Developing an information system with facility to link to other existing data sources on the web.
  • Capturing data for knowledge (biological, ecosystem, socio-economic), monitoring, and creation of management tools.

Milestones

Year 1:

  •  Developing and testing the prototype information system (IS) with facility to link to existing data sources on the web.

Year 2:

  •  A working information system with facility to link to other existing data sources on the web including capture of data for knowledge (biological, ecosystem, socio-economic), monitoring, and creation of management tools e.g., mapping key biodiversity areas.

Key outputs

  • Increased knowledge on biodiversity conservation and management
  • Training manuals, reference and publications on biodiversity conservation and management
  • Mapping of specific areas within the landscape that are at higher risk to different biodiversity threats

Expected impacts

  • Sustained biodiversity conservation activities
  • Delineation of critical habitats and adoption of specific measures for biodiversity conservation and management

Project Leader

  • Maripaz Perez ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


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