Laying the foundations for invertebrate conservation on St Helena
Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust
Host Country Institutions:
SHNT - St Helena National Trust
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
The project aims to achieve the following:
a) Existing baseline knowledge of invertebrates collated and reviewed (translation and data inputting requirements identified).
b) Local training needs in invertebrate knowledge, identification and habitat management identified.
c) Priority sites for baseline invertebrate survey on St Helena agreed.
d) Information requirements at known hotspots of endemicity identified (e.g. monitoring, research projects).
e) Opportunities to integrate invertebrates into conservation management and planning policies identified.
f) Invertebrate and biodiversity education requirements identified and a draft action plan for meeting them developed.
g) Stakeholders who would benefit from outreach activities on invertebrate conservation identified and contacted.
h) Optimal invertebrate sampling techniques trialled and agreed.
i) Taxonomic expertise and resource requirements for the processing of survey samples assessed.
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