A simple system for monitoring biodiversity in protected areas of a developing country

  title={A simple system for monitoring biodiversity in protected areas of a developing country},
  author={Finn Danielsen and Danilo S. Balete and Michael K\oie Poulsen and Martin B\odker Enghoff and Cristi M. Nozawa and Arne E. Jensen},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
The achievements of initiatives to strengthen biodiversity conservation in developing countries may be difficult to assess, since most countries have no system for monitoring biodiversity. This paper describes a simple and cost-effective, field-based biodiversity monitoring system developed specifically for areas where ‘specialist staff’ is lacking. We discuss the preliminary lessons learned from protected areas in the Philippines. Whilst the monitoring system aims to identify trends in… CONTINUE READING
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