Assessing Ascension Islands shallow marine biodiversity


St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
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Ref: EIDCF012

Status: Completed

Round:
18
Funding Scheme:
Challenge Fund
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Start Date:
01-06-12
End Date:
30-06-13
Funding:
£24,171.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Project Summary:
Lacking are inventories of marine invertebrates, ichthyofauna and algae. Habitat inventories and mapping are needed to manage coastal zones. Additionally, corals and associated fauna are particularly sensitive to climate change. The status of marine endemic species is absent and redressing these will drive the formulation of species actions plans. We will generate baseline data, thus creating scope for future marine biodiversity conservation and management projects on the Island. We will train local divers and Conservation Professionals in sampling protocols such that the collection of baseline data and monitoring of key marine flora and fauna can continue.


Documents:
Title: EIDCF012 App Ascension - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2014-12-17 00:00:00

Title: EIDCF012 FR Edited
Download: Final Report [pdf] 2015-05-21 00:00:00