Publishing metadata for biodiversity data generated from REDD+ projects in Tanzania

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Western Usambara mountains, Tanzania. Photo by David Ashby via Wikipedia. CC BY 2.0

This project inventories data generated from REDD+ pilot projects in Tanzania, to establish the state of the data holdings, the formats that data are held in, and the level of data digitization and access. The information is captured as metadata that TanBIF – the Tanzania Biodiversity Information Facility, will use to prioritize data mobilization. The inventory also helps to engage REDD+ partners in TanBIF activities.

Occurrence records, checklists and sampling-event datasets are mobilized and published through the TanBIF portal and These data will help REDD+ partners identify priority areas for investment in conservation.

Project Progress

Following an inventory of REDD+ data holders, the project team determined that 5 out of 7 REDD+ projects hold relevant biodiversity data. Data include mainly information on tree species.

A “data capture tool” has been developped, and data from 3 relevant REDD+ projects and 7 vegetation types have already been collected. These data are being processed for publishing in TanBIF portal and

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Type of grant
Small grant
1 Jun 2016 - 1 Nov 2017
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Contact details

Professor John F Kessey, FORCONSULT Coordinator/Project Coordinator
Faculty of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism
Sokoine University of Agriculture
P.O. Box 3009, Morogoro, Tanzania

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