Biodiversity Surveying and Information Management, Laguna San Rafael National Park, Chile
Dr Johnathon Cook
Host Country Institutions:
To carry out surveying and assist in identifying information management priorities.
Baseline survey of priority components of biodiversity in the park recorded; 3 workshops (2 on information management training, 1 on dissemination & lessons learnt); long-term monitoring systems in place for a set of projects; 340 young people from around the world involved in fieldwork; 5 CONAF rangers involved in mammal research and received training; ; 8 CONAF rangers + 2 admin. staff trained in plant & insect monitoring techniques; Successful application (EC) for 4 years funding to develop a sustainable management strategy in LSRNP and 4 other protected areas building on the Darwin project work; 5+ papers published in scientific journals. 41+ other publications.