Census of waterbird in Benin Flyway

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"Those data are part of work to collect data about the status of coastal migratory flyway populations of the East Atlantic Flyway (van Roomen et al. 2013) and of partial migratory or resident waterbird populations using the same sites at this flyway. It is organized by the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International and BirdLife International in cooperation with national authorities, organisations and institutions responsible for waterbird and wetland monitoring. Besides national investments of the monitoring partners, it was funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs through Programme Rich Wadden Sea, the organisation MAVA through BirdLife International and Wetlands International, The World Wide Fund for Nature in The Netherlands, The National Park Wadden Sea Schleswig-Holstein through the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, The National Park Wadden Sea Niedersachsen, Vogelbescherming The Netherlands and the WeBS partnership from the UK."

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Toussaint LOUGBEGNON, Abdou Salami AMADOU, Nassirou BRISSO, Hugues AKPONA, Etienne DOSSOU, Sylvestre CHAFFRA, Roméo ADJERAN, KAKPO S. B., KOURA K., GANGLO J. C., 2019. Occurrence data from waterbird and wetland monitoring in Benin Flyway. Benin

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Keywords

Occurrence; waterbird; wetland; Benin; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Nassirou BRISSO
Point focal Adjoint AEWA
Direction Générale des Eaux, Forêts et Chasse (DGEFC) 01 BP 4015 229 Cotonou Littorale BJ 96 57 66 23

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Nassirou BRISSO
Point focal Adjoint AEWA
Direction Générale des Eaux, Forêts et Chasse (DGEFC) 01 BP 4015 229 Cotonou Littorale BJ 96 57 66 23

Who filled in the metadata:

Nassirou BRISSO
Point focal Adjoint AEWA
Direction Générale des Eaux, Forêts et Chasse (DGEFC) 01 BP 4015 229 Cotonou Littorale BJ 96 57 66 23
Sunday Berlioz KAKPO
Deputy Chief of Department Biodiversity Informatic and Climate Change+
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières O4bp1005 229 Cotonou Littorale BJ 97123391
Kourouma KOURA
Service Etude et Caractérisation des Produits Forestiers Autres que le Bois
Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (LSF/UAC) 229 Cotonou Littorale BJ 96716130
Jean Cossi GANGLO
Head
Laboratory of forest sciences BP 1493 Calavi +229 Abomey-Calavi Atlantique BJ 66363770

Geographic Coverage

South Benin

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.286, 1.812], North East [6.577, 2.53]

Taxonomic Coverage

Plantea

Kingdom  Plantea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-01-23 / 2017-01-27

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. "Agblonon G., Nsabagasani C., Langendoen T., & van Roomen M. (eds.) 2017. National Census Reports East Atlantic Africa 2017. Results of waterbird and wetland monitoring in the East Atlantic Flyway. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Wetlands International & BirdLife International."

Additional Metadata

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