Seagrass plants collected by the Vanuatu Environmental Science Society form various locations in Vanuatu.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 54 records.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 0c77bfef-bbbc-43f9-9583-98bd4b9d5b77. The Vanuatu Environmental Science Society publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Occurrence; seagrass; Specimen
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-20.509, 165.454], North East [-13.24, 171.519]|
|Family||Hydrocharitaceae (Seagrasses), Cymodoceaceae (seagrasses)|
|Living Time Period||The first specimens in the collection were collected in 2017. Specimens will be continually added to the collection.|
The purpose of this project is to build capacity for institutions and organisations in the Pacific to mobilise and publish data. Specifically for VESS, the project is giving our organisation capacity and tools to publish the biodiversity data we are collecting currently and in the future including from a Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project.
|Title||Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision-making in the South Pacific|
|Funding||The initial speciemens in the collection were collected as an activity of the project “Strengthening Monitoring, Community Management, and Policies for Dugong Conservation in Vanuatu” funded by the Critical Ecosystem partnership Fund. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation This project is an extension of the Vanuatu component of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The global project is supported by the Dugong Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and project managed by Mohamed bin Zayed Species (MbZ) Conservation Fund. The project in Vanuatu is implemented by VESS and supported by the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation, the Vanuatu Fisheries Department and the Department of Tourism Data prepared and published under GBIF project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG|
|Study Area Description||Vanuatu|
The personnel involved in the project:
- Principal Investigator
The voucher specimens were collected as per the Seagrass Watch protocols http://www.seagrasswatch.org/monitoring.html
|Study Extent||The seagrass specimens were collected opportunistically whenever the VESS team travelled to a project site in Vanuatu with seagrass meadows.|
Method step description:
- The samples were collected and washed. Then pressed and dried before being mounted
|Collection Name||Vanuatu Seagrasses|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed, Mounted|
|Purpose||The purpose of this project is to build capacity for institutions and organisations in the Pacific to mobilise and publish data. Specifically for VESS, the project is giving our organisation capacity and tools to publish the biodiversity data we are collecting currently and in the future including from a Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project.|