A cutting-EDGE approach to saving Seychelles' evolutionarily distinct biodiversity
Dr Jim Groombridge
DICE - Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology, University of Kent - DICE
Host Country Institutions:
MoEE - Seychelles, Seychelles Island Foundation, Seychelles National Parks Authority, National Museum of Seychelles, Wildlife Clubs of Seychelles, Nature Protection Trust, Seychelles
To provide investment, technical expertise and targeted training in conservation, ecology and taxonomy to improve knowledge, management and conservation status of the 12 EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct Globally Endangered) species endemic to the Seychelles.
1. Improved local capacity to research, monitor and manage Seychelles EDGE species.
2. Best practice research, best practice monitoring and best practice adaptive management researched, agreed by all stakeholders and implemented for each EDGE species.
3. Research information about EDGE species produced and disseminated.
4. Education, Awareness and Outreach programme increases local knowledge of EDGE species status and their needs.
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