Census of plant and animal species in sacred forests of RAMSAR sites 1017 and 1018 in Benin

Latest version published by GBIF Benin on Jun 24, 2016 GBIF Benin

A list of plant and animal species recorded in sacred forests in South Benin

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gbetoho A.J., Gangnibo C.N. and Ganglo J.C., 2015. Census of plant and animal species in sacred forests in Southern Benin. Laboratory of Forest Sciences (LSF), FSA-UAC.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 64f61819-8901-4a8b-9f55-caaec13e3dec.  GBIF Benin publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Benin.


Occurrence; Observation; Sacred forest; Biodiversity


Who created the resource:

Alain Jaurès Gbètoho
Laboratory of Forest Sciences (LSF) BP 1493 Abomey-Calavi Atlantic BJ 0022996833454

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jean Cossi Ganglo
Laboratory of Forest Sciences (LSF) BP 1493 Abomey-Calavi Atlantic BJ 0022966363770

Who filled in the metadata:

Charles Gangnibo
Laboratory of Forest Sciences (LSF) BP 1493 Abomey-Calavi Atlantic BJ 0022997398973

Who else was associated with the resource:

Sophie Pamerlon
Biodiversity Data Engineer
GBIF France FR 0033140798065

Geographic Coverage

South Benin, Ramsar site 1017 and 1018

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.21, 1.629], North East [7.017, 2.71]

Taxonomic Coverage

Stylommatophora, Galliformes, Squamata, Columbiformes, Malvales, Fabales, Rosales, Polypodiales, Malpighiales, Sapindales, Celastrales, Myrtales, Ericales, Asparagales, Lamiales, Gentianales, Asterales, Magnoliales, Liliales, Arecales, Violales, Ranunculales, Santalales, Capparales, Vitales, Alismatales, Poales, Caryophyllales, Zingiberales, Solanales, Euphorbiaceae, Icacinales, Primates, Rodentia, Carnivora, Commelinales

Kingdom  Plantae,  Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-11-01 / 2013-11-25

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Hunyet, O. (2013) Rapport de l’étude d’inventaire de la biodiversité des forêts sacrées des sites RAMSAR 1017 et 1018 du Bénin.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 64f61819-8901-4a8b-9f55-caaec13e3dec