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EPIC Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles 2001-2010
Citation
Collier, N. 2013. EPIC Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles 2001-2010. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/418) on yyyy-mm-dd.

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Description
Data atlas including estimates of the breeding population size, location, and site-specific threats for surveyed colonies in the Lesser Antilles from 2001 to 2010. more

Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) has created the first Atlas of breeding marine bird colonies in the Lesser Antillean region of the Caribbean using a consistent methodology for all EPIC field studies. This Atlas includes estimates of the breeding population size, location, and site-specific threats for surveyed colonies in the Lesser Antilles from 2001 to 2010. Through broadening partnerships and funding, our goal is to periodically update this dataset while also addressing threats identified at priority sites. 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, habitat destruction, 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,this Atlas offers the first comprehensive regional perspective on seabird populations using consistent methodology.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, ASW, Caribbean, Aves

Geographical coverage
ASW, Caribbean [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
23 January 2001 - 28 July 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]

Contributor
Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC), moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Lowrie, K. et al. (2012). Seabird breeding atlas of the Lesser Antilles. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: [s.l.]. ISBN 978-1466204379. 224 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-29
Information last updated: 2016-06-30
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