Case studies of capacity building for biodiversity monitoring

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Edited by: Michele Walters and Robert J. Scholes



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.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Case studies of capacity building for biodiversity monitoring
Chapter 13
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7_13
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Springer International Publishing/Springer Nature
Contributing office(s) Southwest Biological Science Center
Description 18 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title The GEO handbook on biodiversity observation networks
First page 309
Last page 326
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