EPIC Caribbean Lesser Antilles Seabird Colony Atlas 2001-04Entry ID: seamap418
Abstract: Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) is leading an effort to create an updated Atlas of breeding marine bird colonies in the Lesser Antillean region of the Caribbean. This Atlas includes estimates of the breeding population size, location, and site-specific threats for surveyed colonies in the Lesser Antilles from 2001 to 2004. Through broadening partnerships and funding, our goal is to expand the range of the current dataset.
Purpose: The few data sets available for the Caribbean indicate that seabird populations are declining at alarming levels. As such, it is currently impractical to effectively prioritize and justify conservation projects to preserve the biodiversity of this region. Major causes for this decline include disturbance and predation. Some undocumented breeding populations have certainly disappeared without ... notice.
Most Caribbean seabird populations are estimated using antiquated or incomplete records. By systematically documenting the breeding seabirds of the rapidly developing Lesser Antilles, we will create the first comprehensive regional perspective on seabird populations.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Invasives data is provided in a separate CSV file or can be seen on the Online Mapper and Google Earth.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Environmental Protection in the Caribbean
Dataset Title: EPIC Caribbean Lesser Antilles Seabird Colony Atlas 2001-04
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2007-09-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.epicislands.org/
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 2001-01-23Stop Date: 2004-06-27
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > WADERS/GULLS/AUKS AND ALLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > IBISES/SPOONBILLS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > ALBATROSSES/PETRELS AND ALLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > HERONS/EGRETS AND ALLIES
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Open public unless otherwise noted.
Use Constraints Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial application without prior written consent of the original data provider. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use is obtained. Also please refer to Distribution Liability.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 0.003
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: mhester at epicislands.org
200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
City: Riviera Beach
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33404
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
LSRC A321 Box 90328
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-24