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Census of medical plant species of Benin (West Africa) by SOS Biodiversity

Latest version published by Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) on Jun 3, 2017 Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi)

List of medical plant species recorded in the framework of field work to achieve different diplomas at the university of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

SOS Biodiversity, 2017. Census of medical plant species of Benin(West Africa)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: fc7cca53-4b48-415a-9d31-9c9b71659697.  Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Benin.

Keywords

Occurrence; protected area; medicinal plants; Benin; West Africa

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sunday Berlioz KAKPO
Research Assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997123391

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sunday Berlioz KAKPO
Research Assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997123391

Who filled in the metadata:

Sunday Berlioz KAKPO
Research Assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997123391

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Jean Ganglo

Geographic Coverage

List of medical plant species recorded in the framework of field work to achieve different diplomas at the university of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.36, 0.96], North East [12.38, 3.7]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae (Plantes)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1997-06-02 / 2016-06-30

Project Data

This project mobilizes data about medicinal plants and multipurpose agroforestry plant species in Benin, strengthening the national network’s capacity and promoting the use of these data in biodiversity conservation. To achieve this, priority medicinal plants known to treat malaria and important agroforestry species in use in the country are being identified, and workshops on data mobilization and data use are organized. Over 59,000 data records will be published through GBIF.org and the GBIF Benin portal. Relevant data held in collections in France, Netherlands and Belgium are also being gathered and will be published. The project maps the distribution of targeted species and will suggest conservation strategies to policy makers during workshops on the conservation and sustainable use of these species.

Title Capacity building and biodiversity data mobilization to address health and food security priorities in Benin
Identifier BID-AF2015-0065-NAC
Funding The funding of this project is generously provided by European Union in the framework of Biodiversity Information for Development program managed by GBIF Secretariat
Study Area Description The data digitized and published in the framework of this project are gathered throughout the whole country on the targeted species
Design Description The design is detailed according to the objectives of the project 1) Establish and strengthen national biodiversity information facilities; to achieve this, we will identify priority medicinal plants renowned in healing malaria and priority multipurpose agroforestry plant species used by Beninese. We will organize workshops to capacitate partners to enable them mobilize and use data. We will also digitize, and publish Benin data deposited in France, Netherlands, and Belgium. 2) Increase available biodiversity data, within and beyond the grant period by providing technical and financial assistance to partner institutions to help them digitize their data. Data mobilized and checklists will be published through GBIF and GBIF Benin portals. 3) Apply biodiversity data in response to national priorities by achieving distribution maps and ecological niche models of the targeted species; we will suggest strategies to conserve and use species and make conclusions on how relevant protected areas are today and in the future with respect to biodiversity conservation and make adequate suggestions to increase their efficiency in protecting biodiversity. Finally, communications and outreach will be elaborated and broadcasted via diverse media to demonstrate to policy and decision makers the value chain: data → knowledge → applications.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Jean Cossi GANGLO

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Cohomlan Hubert Olivier DOSSOU – YOVO, 2007. Diversity of plants in relation with termite mounds in National Park of Pendjari and surrounding areas. Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. Lidwine Egnomby DOSSOU, 2008. Diversite biologique et modes d’utilisation des especes ligneuses alimentaires de la forêt classee de penessoulou. Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. Hospice Samson SOSSOU, 2013. Etude diagnostique de la Direction du Parc National W (DPNW) et problématique de gestion des plantes utilisées dans le traitement de diabète dans les terroirs riverains. Licence Professionnelle, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. Johannes Romuald FAGBOHOUN, 2014. Habitats characterization and spatial pattern of Borassus aethiopum (Mart.) in “Trois rivières” Forest Reserve, Benin (West Africa). Diplôme de Master Professionnel, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. Justin Coffi NOUMON, 2003. Phytosociologie appliquée a l’aménagement des forets : cas du périmètre forestier de koto (département du zou, Centre-BENIN). Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. BEHANZIN Rubinxe, 2016. Identification des paramètres de gestion et de conservation des hippopotames communs (Hippopotamus amphibius) dans la vallée du fleuve Mono. Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin.

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Alternative Identifiers http://ipt-benin.gbif.fr/resource?r=kakpo_01