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Native plants of Mauritius and Rodrigues

Latest version published on Dec 6, 2017
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Native species from the Republic of Mauritius main islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 760 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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Rights

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Claudia Baider
Herbarium Officer
The Mauritius Herbarium 80835 Reduit MU +2304541061

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Claudia Baider
Herbarium Officer
The Mauritius Herbarium 80835 Reduit MU +2304541061

Who filled in the metadata:

Claudia Baider
Herbarium Officer
The Mauritius Herbarium 80835 Reduit MU +2304541061

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Claudia Baider
Herbarium Officer
The Mauritius Herbarium 80835 Reduit MU +2304541061
User
Géraldine d'Unienville
President
Le Vélo Vert Rue Lees 74404 Curepipe MU +230 676 3860
https://www.levelovertilemaurice.org/

Geographic Coverage

Republic of Mauritius main islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-22.877, 56.953], North East [-16.215, 67.983]

Taxonomic Coverage

Native flowering plants identified to the lowest possible rank

Domain  Plantae

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1769-current

Project Data

With other islands in the region, Mauritius and Rodrigues forms the Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot. Mauritius has a relative high level of plant endemism, which has been botanised for over 250 years. But human colonisation caused both islands to become one of the most ecological devastated places in the world. The dodo, the symbol of human induced extinction, was from Mauritius. The majority of native plants in both islands are threatened with extinction because of past deforestation and increasing levels of invasion by alien species. Mobilising and imaging existing data from The Mauritius Herbarium is thus an important step to sustainability. These could be used in multiple ways, from increase support to native plant conservation to improve quality of food production through organic agriculture, both essential aspects to ensure human well-being, healthy ecosystems and adaptation to climate change. Apart from supporting the country towards achieving targets under different global agreements (e.g. Convention of Biological Diversity, etc.), data mobilisation would help from law enforcement to publication of information online, such as Wikispecies pages or updated checklists of native species, essential information for implementing conservation actions and awareness. With Le Vélo Vert initiating a pilot to mainstream organic agriculture, data sharing would demonstrate the value of cooperation, correct identification and suggest best non-crop species to help improving organic farming. The project is expected to integrate stakeholders of different fields to improve perspectives and multidisciplinarity, much needed to face the increasing problems of declining biodiversity and resources, with growing human population.

Title Getting the plants to all: dissemination of information from the collection of The Mauritius Herbarium
Funding BID-AF2017-0316-SMA
Study Area Description This project includes the native plants of the Republic of Mauritius main islands (Mauritius and Rodrigues)collected as from 1769
Design Description This project is part of the digitasation of the collections of The Mauritius Herbarium

The personnel involved in the project:

Collection Data

Collection Name The Mauritius Herbarium
Collection Identifier MAU
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

Additional Metadata

Purpose Increase support to native plant conservation to improve to ensure human well-being, healthy ecosystems and adaptation to climate change. Support the country towards achieving targets under different global agreements (e.g. Convention of Biological Diversity, etc.). It would also help from law enforcement to publication of information online, such as Wikispecies pages or updated checklists of native species, essential information for implementing conservation actions and awareness.
Maintenance Description Continue maintenance is expect to cover for taxonomic changes and addition of new records
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt-bid-red.gbif.fr/resource?r=baider_usercase1