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Shaw C (2018). VESS Vanuatu seagrass specimens. The Vanuatu Environmental Science Society. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/3gp71s accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-03.
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Occurrence; seagrass; Specimen
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-20.509, 165.454], North East [-13.24, 171.519]|
|Family||Hydrocharitaceae (Seagrasses), Cymodoceaceae (seagrasses)|
|Living Time Period||The first specimens in the collection were collected in 2017. Specimens will be continually added to the collection.|
This is an ongoing project to create a collection of specimens of seagrasses found in various locations in Vanuatu.
|Title||Creating a collection of seagrass specimens from Vanuatu|
|Funding||The initial speciemens in the collection were collected as an activity of the project “Strengthening Monitoring, Community Management, and Policies for Dugong Conservation in Vanuatu” funded by the Critical Ecosystem partnership Fund. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation This project is an extension of the Vanuatu component of the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The global project is supported by the Dugong Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and project managed by Mohamed bin Zayed Species (MbZ) Conservation Fund. The project in Vanuatu is implemented by VESS and supported by the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation, the Vanuatu Fisheries Department and the Department of Tourism Data prepared and published under GBIF project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG|
|Study Area Description||Vanuatu|
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The voucher specimens were collected as per the Seagrass Watch protocols http://www.seagrasswatch.org/monitoring.html
|Study Extent||The seagrass specimens were collected opportunistically whenever the VESS team travelled to a project site in Vanuatu with seagrass meadows.|
Method step description:
- The samples were collected and washed. Then pressed and dried before being mounted
|Collection Name||Vanuatu Seagrasses|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed, Mounted|
marine, harvested by iOBIS
|Purpose||To create the first collection of seagrasses in Vanuatu|