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Seychelles’ steps up to save biodiversity data

Victoria | February 14, 2014, Friday @ 10:04 in Environment » RESEARCH | Views: 1961
Seychelles’ steps up to save biodiversity data

Learning to use Cybertracker at Morne Seychellois National Park (Seychelles Nation)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles environmental institutions are expected to have access to more accurate data on plant and animal species now that their researchers have learnt to use advanced data collecting technology.

Two international consultants led the training sessions which included field practice at biodiversity-rich Morne Seychellois national park, also the highest peak (905m) in the Seychelles.

Participants have learnt to use CyberTracker, a freely available software from CyberTracker Conservation, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting the vision of a worldwide environmental monitoring network.

 

One of the international consultants facilitating the training session (Seychelles Nation)

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The training is part of a project aimed at identifying and assessing priority biodiversity sites in the terrestrial areas of the granitic islands of the Seychelles.

It is the programme coordination unit of Seychelles (PCU) that is coordinating the project.

PCU oversees, supports, and coordinates all the different environmental projects in Seychelles financed by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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