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Title (Primary) Case studies of capacity building for biodiversity monitoring
Title (Secondary) The GEO handbook on biodiversity observation networks
Author Schmeller, D.S.; Arvanitidis, C.; Böhm, M.; Brummitt, N.; Chatzinikolaou, E.; Costello, M.J.; Ding, H.; Gill, M.J.; Haase, P.; Julliard, R.; García-Moreno, J.; Pettorelli, N.; Peng, C.; Riginos, C.; Schmiedel, U.; Simaika, J.P.; Waterman, C.; Wu, J.; Xu, H.; Belnap, J.;
Publisher Walters, M.; Scholes, R.J.;
Year 2017
Department NSF;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12; T11;
Keywords Monitoring capacity building; Citizen science and volunteers; Key biodiversity areas; Public awareness raising
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Abstract Monitoring the status and trends of species is critical to their conservation and management. However, the current state of biodiversity monitoring is insufficient to detect such for most species and habitats, other than in a few localised areas. One of the biggest obstacles to adequate monitoring is the lack of local capacity to carry out such programs. Thus, building the capacity to do such monitoring is imperative. We here highlight different biodiversity monitoring efforts to illustrate how capacity building efforts are being conducted at different geographic scales and under a range of resource, literacy, and training constraints. Accordingly, we include examples of monitoring efforts from within countries (Kenya, France, and China), within regions (Central America and the Arctic) and larger capacity building programs including EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) of Existence and the National Red List Alliance.
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Schmeller, D.S., Arvanitidis, C., Böhm, M., Brummitt, N., Chatzinikolaou, E., Costello, M.J., Ding, H., Gill, M.J., Haase, P., Julliard, R., García-Moreno, J., Pettorelli, N., Peng, C., Riginos, C., Schmiedel, U., Simaika, J.P., Waterman, C., Wu, J., Xu, H., Belnap, J. (2017):
Case studies of capacity building for biodiversity monitoring
In: Walters, M., Scholes, R.J. (eds.)
The GEO handbook on biodiversity observation networks
Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 309 - 326