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ZiwaTanganyika: building biodiversity monitoring capacity for Africa's most diverse lake


Ref: EIDPR087
Type: Scoping
Project Leader: Dr Elinor Michel
Lead Institution: NHM - Natural History Museum, Zoology
Host Country Institutions: University of Dar es Salaam
Start Date: 2007-09-01
End Date: 2007-09-11
Funding: £3,000.00
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Status: Cancelled
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Tanzania
Purpose: We propose a Darwin Initiative to train Tanzanian scientists and parataxonomists in species identification, underwater quantitative mapping and basic genetic techniques to enable better monitoring of changes in LT biodiversity. Our collaboration with aquatic biologists at the University of DarEsSalaam (UDSM) and Tanzanian Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) will produce taxonomic inventories, species distribution maps and GIS analyses, and assessment of genetic diversity for select major taxa in the LT benthos.
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