This project increases availability of data on protected areas, including from the W and Pendjari national parks of Benin, and on threatened species such as Afzelia africana Pers. A training workshop on data mobilization, data entry, quality and publishing has been organized. 4,000 data records will be made available by the end of the project.
Mobilized data will be used to identify potential habitats for threatened species, and the results will help park managers to focus conservation actions on those areas for long-term conservation.
The project has mobilized, digitized and published 1,147 records on plant species and 3,413 records on animal species from W Reserve of Biosphere and Pendjari Reserve of Biosphere.
Training workshops focusing on data mobilization, data digitization, data quality and data publishing have been organized for the project partners and staff from W and Pendjari national parks. 42 persons beneficiated from these workshops.
W and Pendjari national parks representatives committed themselves to continue mobilizing and publishing data through GBIF.org by signing a memorandum of understanding.