Guide to Best Practices for Generalising Sensitive Species Occurrence Data

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A guide to the best practices for generalising primary species-ocurrence data (sensitive species).

Abstract

GBIF has been concerned about the unprotected distribution of sensitive primary species occurrence data (for example the exact localities of rare, endangered or commercially valuable taxa) since its launch. This document reviews current approaches for obscuring or generalising such data, with a set of recommendations to guide data holders to develop their own policies.

Authors

A.D. Chapman, Oliver Grafton

Publisher

GBIF

Rights holder

Global Biodiversity Information Facility