Tools and Training for Fern Conservation and Monitoring
Dr Sandra Knapp
NHM - Natural History Museum
Host Country Institutions:
Jardin Botanico La Laguna, MARN - Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, SalvaNATURA
Provide the training, tools and baseline data necessary for the establishment of a biodiversity monitoring programme for ferns in El Salvador.
Monitoring manual and framework; framework developed for other taxa.
2 x training courses for 12-20 non-specialists in fern monitoring and identification.
Biological collections made and used to strengthen taxonomic capacity.
Database of ferns of El Salvador.
Updated inventory with indicator species & preliminary conservation assessments.
Field guide to the ferns of El Salvador.
Conservation work supported by sales of field guide.
Network of national specialist, relevant NGOs and GOs.
Public awareness of plant (fern) diversity of El Salvador raised.
Related Projects: Empowering local people to manage the biodiversity of El Salvador
, Information incentives for CBD implementation in private reserves in Argentina and Paraguay
, Mbaracayu Forest Nature Reserve Inventory