Supporting conservation through mobilizing ecological data from Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Sonneratia alba
Sonneratia alba observed in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia by macforrester. Photo via iNaturalist (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Borneo has an incredibly rich flora and fauna, yet scientific knowledge of species distributions and compositions remains extremely limited, particularly across the island's Indonesian territory (Kalimantan). Access to data is at best limited, remaining unpublished or buried in internal reports and grey literature.

Focused on the biodiversity of Kalimantan, this project led by Borneo Nature Foundation aims to mobilize about 3,000 records across 41 datasets from ecological monitoring schemes carried out since 1999 at 12 different sites, while also supporting and mentoring other organizations with similar projects to mobilize and publish an equal number of records to GBIF.

The mobilized data will help support conservation efforts in the region, and to increase awareness and discoverability of their published datasets, the team also plans to author data papers describing the records and monitoring protocols in detail.

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Duration
1 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
Project identifier
BIFA5_017
Contact details

Mark Harrison
Yayasan Borneo Nature Indonesia
Jl. Bukit Raya 17
Palangka Raya, Kalimantan Tengah 73112
Indonesia