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Census of invasive alien and threatened species plants of Benin

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

This dataset includes a list of invasive alien and threatened plant species of Benin derived from observations throughout the country

Data Records

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 393 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

YEHOUENOU TESSI DR, GANGLO CJ. 2017. Census of invasive alien and threatened species plants of Benin. Laboratory of Forest Sciences, FSA-UAC.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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: 81ffbf80-6f85-4556-a126-ba20225cb757.  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; Plant; species diversity; census; Benin

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Donald R. Yêhouénou Tessi
Research assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997696308

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Donald R. Yêhouénou Tessi
Research assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997696308

Who filled in the metadata:

Donald R. Yêhouénou Tessi
Research assistant
Laboratory of Forest Sciences 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22997696308

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Jean Ganglo

Geographic Coverage

This dataset includes a list of invasive alien and threatened plant species of Benin derived from observations throughout the country

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.35, 0.84], North East [12.4, 3.58]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae (Plante)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1996-01-03 / 2016-09-11

Project Data

This project to mobilize biodiversity data and identify conservation priorities will be implemented by a consortium of eight African countries – Senegal, Côte-d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea, DRC, Niger, Madagascar, and Benin. Training workshops organized by the University of Kansas will help build the data publishing capacity of project partners. The consortium will identify priority invasive alien species and threatened species for data mobilization, and publish relevant data from collections in France, Netherlands and Belgium. More than 200,000 records of biodiversity data will be made available through GBIF.org and national portals. Based on published data, the consortium will develop distribution maps of priority species, suggest actions to monitor and control the spread of invasive alien species and provide recommendations for the conservation of threatened species.

Title Capacity building and biodiversity data mobilization for conservation, sustainable use, and decision making in Africa and Madagascar
Identifier BID-AF2015-0066-REG
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 country members on the targeted species
Design Description Despite its utmost importance to the survival of humanity, biodiversity is subject to many threats. As a significant step toward overcoming these threats, we submit this project in the framework of a consortium of eight African countries - Senegal, Côte-d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea, DRC, Niger, Madagascar, and Benin - to achieve the following goals: 1) Establish and strengthen international collaborations to mobilize biodiversity data; to achieve that goal, we will identify priority invasive alien species and threatened species to be considered in the consortium. We will organize workshops at regional level under the umbrella of the University of Kansas (USA), our Non-ACP partner, to capacitate project partners. We will digitize and publish data of consortium countries deposited in France, Netherlands, and Belgium. 2) Increase available biodiversity data, within and beyond the grant period, by capacitating and providing financial assistance to in-country partners to encourage them mobilize and publish their data through GBIF and national portals. 3) Apply biodiversity data in response to conservation priorities by achieving the following: elaborate distribution maps of threatened species and invasive alien species; identify the main threats to species and suggest efficient actions to protect and conserve them; identify and suggest efficient actions to monitor and eradicate invasive alien species; evaluate the efficiency of protected areas with respect to biodiversity conservation and make adequate suggestions; finally, from our results, elaborate and broadcast communication and outreach via diverse media so as 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. Akoègninou A., Van der Burg W.J., Van der Maesen L.J.G. 2006. Flore Analytique du Bénin. Achigan‐Dako, E.G., Pasquini M.W., Assogba‐Komlan F., N’danikou S., Yédomonhan H., Dansi A., Ambrose‐Oji B. 2010. Traditional vegetables in Benin. Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin. Imprimeries du CENAP, Cotonou; A.C. Adomou, B. Sinsin, A. Akoègninou1 & L.J.G. van der Maesen. 2005. Chapter 5: Plant species and ecosystems with high conservation priority in Benin. In VEGETATION PATTERNS AND ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENTS IN BENIN: Implications for biogeography and conservation. PhD thesis Wageningen University, Wageningen. ISBN 90-8504-308-5; Natta AK. 1997. Contribution a l'etude de la productivite et de la gestion des paturages naturels dans le Nord-Ouest de l'Atacora: region de Boukoumbe-Materi. These d'Ingenieur, Universite d'Abomey-Calavi. 226 pages; Kassa BD. 1998. Problematique de l'amenagement ecologique pour la conservation des ressources fauniques dans le Parc National du W du Niger: Perimetre de Keremou au Nord-Benin. These d'Ingenieur, Universite d'Abomey-Calavi, Benin. 186 pages CeRGeT-ONG. 2011. Rapport final de la réalisation de l’étude de référence sur la diversité biologique des massifs forestiers des trois rivières, de Sota, de Goungoun, de Dogo-Ketou, de l’Ouémé supérieur - N’dali. Programme de Gestion des Forêts et Terroirs Riverains. HUNYET Ousmane. 2013. Rapport de l’étude d’inventaire de la biodiversité des forêts sacrées des sites RAMSAR 1017 et 1018 du Bénin. Avant-projet PP 165/12rev.1(f) « étude pour la restauration et la gestion des forets sacrées des sites RAMSAR 1017 et 1018 du Bénin ».

Additional Metadata

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