The Fair Carbon mangrove biodiversity prediction tool takes the known distribution of animals observed in mangroves and extrapolates their location to predict where they might be found. Species are displayed by country. This tool aims to inform land managers of the potential for endangered, threatened, or vulnerable species on their site, which may influence project design and conservation outcomes.
This rapid assessment protocol is designed to detect vertebrate biodiversity in mangrove habitats and is a quick, low-cost method for project managers looking to investigate the presence or absence of species of conservation concern on their sites.
The beta version is currently limited to a subsample of 20 countries but will be revised to include additional country data, increased accuracy on location-specific data, and the expansion of bird datasets and survey methods.
To use this tool: Open in full screen, click on the country you are interested in, and enlarge the popup data window.
Additional datasets, survey methods and comments welcome via email email@example.com or submission via this survey.
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