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Occurrence; Specimen; Herbarium; plantae; vascular plants; occurrence; Vanuatu; New Hebrides
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-19.973, 164.883], North East [-12.211, 173.145]|
|Start Date / End Date||1970-01-01 / 2017-01-01|
In 1774, during the second voyage of Captain Cook, the first plant specimens of the New Hebrides were collected. Despite numerous expeditions during 250 years, Vanuatu has neither Flora nor taxonomic checklist. Only 70 plant species –out of about 1400 - are already listed by the IUCN. Plants or animals biodiversity data, on protected areas or on invasive species, are scattered and difficult to mobilize. Vanuatu is a country with a small population and has to collaborate with specialists from all around the world to study its biodiversity. Gathering biodiversity data at national level is strongly important: this is the only way to make them available for environmental policies. Currently, national structures wish to organize then to share some biodiversity data. VaBiDa project concerns organization and sharing of mainly three kind of data: specimen data from herbarium, invasive species data, already organized and partially stored in dedicated databases needing improvement, and data on protected areas. This project will also mobilize biodiversity data for IUCN status conservation assessments. Seven partners are engaged together in VaBiDA: 2 governmental agencies (the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) and the Department of Forestry (DoF)), 3 of their partners already implied on these issues (NYBG from USA, UMR AMAP (IRD, CIRAD) from France and a consultant Laurence Ramon) and 2 new partners (GBIF France and Endemia -New Caledonia). Others local partners involved in biodiversity and conservation – governmental agencies or NGO- will participate to VaBiDa through meetings and trainings, especially for mobilizing new Vanuatu biodiversity data.
|Title||VaBiDa: Gathering, sharing and mobilizing biodiversity data in Vanuatu|
|Funding||Funded By European Union GBIF Co Funded By Department of Forests (DoF) – Vanuatu|
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|Collection Name||Vanuatu Nationa Herbarium (PVNH)|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed|