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


Tanzania
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Ref: EIDPR087

Status: Cancelled

Round:
15
Funding Scheme:
Scoping
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
University of Dar es Salaam
Start Date:
01-09-07
End Date:
11-09-07
Funding:
£3,000.00
Regions:
Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries:
Tanzania
Project Summary:
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.