Patrols activities and fixed transect data collections of the fauna of the W biosphere reserve of Benin of 2017

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Data are collected through patrols activities and on fixed transects in the biosphere reserve of Benin from. Those are human observations data of 2017. Collectors are fauna guardens military agents.

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CHABI-YAOURE F., KPETERE J., KIDJO F., GADO K., BELLO A., OROU B., ADJIBI N., MONTEIRO G., ABIODOUN A. F., KAKPO S. B., KOURA K., GANGLO J. C., 2019. Patrols activities and fixed transect data collections of the fauna of the W biosphere reserve of Benin from 2016 to 2017. CENTRE NATIONAL DE GESTION DES RESERVES DE FAUNE (CENAGREF), Bénin

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Keywords

Occurrence; Animalia

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Faï CHABI-YAOURE
Agent
CENAGREF/DPNW 229 Kandi ALIBORI BJ 95793101
Josue KPETERE
Agent
CENAGREF/DG 229 Cotonou LITTORAL BJ 97007459
Ferdinand KIDJO
Director
CENAGREF/DG 229 Cotonou LITTORAL BJ
Kindo GADO
Agent
CENAGREF/DPNW 229 Kandi ALIBORI BJ 65680132
Abdel-aziz BELLO
Director
CENAGREF/DPNW 229 Kandi ALIBORI BJ
Bossouba OROU
Agent
CENAGREF/DPNW 229 Kandi ALIBORI BJ 66315465
Nassirou ADJIBI
Agent
CENAGREF/DPNW 229 Kandi ALIBORI BJ 95303557

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Faï CHABI-YAOURE
Agent
CENAGREF/DPNW 229 Kandi ALIBORI BJ 95793101

Who filled in the metadata:

Adémola Frédéric ABIODOUN
Student
MBI/FSA 229 Abomey-Calavi ATLANTIQUE BJ 66876089
Gabriel MONTEIRO
Student
MBI/FSA 229 Abomey-Calavi ATLANTIQUE BJ 61182552
Sunday Berlioz KAKPO
Assistant
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (LSF/UAC) 04 BP 1005 229 Cotonou LITTORAL BJ 97123391
Kourouma KOURA
Assistant
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (LSF/UAC) 04 BP 0004 229 Cotonou LITTORAL BJ 96716130
Jean Cossi GANGLO
Director
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières (LSF) BP 1493 Calavi 229 Abomey-Calavi ATLANTIQUE BJ 66363770

Geographic Coverage

Atacora, North-Benin

Bounding Coordinates South West [10.961, 1.716], North East [12.393, 4.582]

Taxonomic Coverage

Animalia

Kingdom  Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-02-01 / 2017-12-30

Project Data

Through key objectives, this project is designed to overcome the challenge of lack of capacities in Africa: Objective 1: Build in-depth capacities in biodiversity informatics to students in masters program: At least 20 Beninese students and 10 students of other nationalities will be yearly recruited and fully capacitated in the program (Months 4, 16, 28 and beyond the project) (Output 1). The courses will be recorded and shared worldwide (Outcome 4). Objective 2: Build capacities in biodiversity informatics to other GBIF Benin partners (students and professionals): Through workshops, at least, each year, 50 other GBIF Benin partners will be trained in relevant topics of biodiversity informatics (Months 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 34 and beyond) (Output 5) Objective 3: Fill data gaps in priority thematic areas of Benin and other countries involved in the project: Trained students will achieve data gaps analysis in priority thematic areas (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 6) and contribute to fill data gaps (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 7). Objective 4: Use data to develop appropriate products to inform decisions on biodiversity conservation: Trained students will use data to address needs of information (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 8) and largely disseminate the results via multimedia (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 9). Project Objective 5: Enhance staff development: We will provide internship opportunities to strengthen capacities of national trainers and most brilliant students to enable them to sustainably carry on the training of students in the program

Title Regional graduate course for capacity development in biodiversity informatics in Africa
Identifier http://jrsbiodiversity.org/jrs-supports-capacity-development-uac-oxford-2018/ ; http://jrsbiodiversity.org/grants/uac-2018/
Funding The funding of this project is generously provided by JRS Biodiversity Foundation (http://jrsbiodiversity.org/)
Study Area Description Actually in Benin, we estimate that there are 400 – 600 working biodiversity information scientists in public and private agencies. With few exceptions, the situation is not much different in the rest of African countries. Those biodiversity information scientists usually base their decisions - of biodiversity conservation - on floristic and faunistic compositions of ecosystems and related communities as well as on ecology, ethology and habitat characteristics of different species. This approach becomes limiting to conserve efficiently and sustainably biodiversity in the actual threatening context of climate and global changes exacerbated by diverse pressures on biodiversity. To overcome that limitation, we rather need a critical mass of scientists with sound knowledge in biodiversity informatics to achieve relevant results on spatial distributions, ecological niches… of species and different biota to inform decisions on priority areas of biodiversity. In order to develop a trained cohort to meet national needs, we believe that Benin needs to train at least an additional 20 master students. Additionally, training each year at least 10 other masters and advanced students from different African countries, will result in progressive but efficient creation of homes of biodiversity informatics to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable uses throughout Africa.
Design Description The work plan of the project is presented per objective: Objective 1: Build in-depth capacities in biodiversity informatics to students in masters program We will recruit students every year (Activity 1) at least 20 Beninese students and 10 students of other nationalities (Months 4, 16, 28 and beyond) (Output 1).Students will be fully trained in relevant topics of biodiversity informatics by national and international experts (Months 1-36 and beyond) (Activity 2) so that, after two years of training, at least 80% of students successfully graduate (Months 18, 30 and beyond) (Output 2). The courses will be recorded and shared (Months 1-36) (Activity 3) to enable worldwide use and reuse (Outcome 3). Objective 2: Build capacities in biodiversity informatics to other GBIF Benin partners (students and professionals) Here, we will enhance, through one Professional Skills Workshop per year, capacity buildings to other GBIF Benin partners (Months 6, 18, 30and beyond) (Activity 4) by training yearly, at least 50 of them in relevant topics of biodiversity informatics (Output 4). Therefore, data gap analysis, data collection, and data uses will be promoted (Outcome 4). Objective 3: Whenever deemed relevant, identify and fill data gaps in priority thematic areas of Benin and other countries involved in the project Whenever relevant, trained students will achieve data gaps analysis (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Activity 5) in at least 3 priority thematic areas of their respective countries (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 5); they will then collect and publish data (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Activity 6) to fill the gaps identified (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 5). Therefore, data gap analysis, data collection, and data uses will be promoted (Outcome 4). Objective 4: Use data to develop appropriate products to inform decisions on biodiversity conservation To attain that objective, trained students will use data (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Activity 7) to address needs of information (species, biota spatial distributions and niche models…) to support biodiversity conservation (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 7). We will then, through Communication and Outreach Workshops (1 per year), achieve communication and outreach (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Activity 8) to largely disseminate the products developed, in government agencies, NGOs, universities, private sectors… (Months 12 – 36 and beyond) (Output 8). Therefore, detailed and data products developed will be promoted in decision making (Outcome 5). Objective 5: Enhance staff development Here, we will provide internship opportunities to national trainers and most brilliant students to strengthen their capacities so that they can reliably carry on the training of students (Months 1 – 36 and beyond) (Activity 9) to sustain in the program (Outcome 7)

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Jean Cossi GANGLO

Bibliographic Citations

  1. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-1. <www.iucnredlist.org>

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbifbenin.org/resource?r=cenani