[Taxacom] documented use of occurrence data

John Shuey jshuey at TNC.ORG
Mon Jan 28 15:26:18 CST 2013


I'm not too sure what you can document in the way of "new policies" being driven by the reports.  They were intended to galvanize site-based conservation.  The type things you will notice are an amazing coincidence of new national parks being created in Latin America that correspond to sites identified in the assessments.  New marine initiatives in the South Pacific, and so on.  It's hard to put your finger on specific examples of cause and effect, but many nations and states bought into the idea, and are slowly implementing recommendations.

Here in Indiana (USA) for example, the state has increased its paltry funding for land acquisition, and the bulk of it ends up in these areas.  For example - http://www.in.gov/dnr/healthyriver/6580.htm  is designed to conserve habitat in three core project areas known to support really important assemblages of rare species.   I think about $45M has been committed to buy land in the project areas.

John 



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-----Original Message-----
From: Shorthouse, David [mailto:davidpshorthouse at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 3:31 PM
To: Weakley, Alan
Cc: John Shuey; Taxacom
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] documented use of occurrence data

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Weakley, Alan <weakley at bio.unc.edu> wrote:
> As further corrobratioin of John Shuey's post, as a Trustee of the North Carolina Trust Fund (a state government-funded entity), I can state that we have dispersed > $300,000,000 over the past 30 years for conservation of lands, largely based on species "occurrences".
>

Thanks, Alan. Can you point me to some North Carolina State policies that make mention of occurrence data (e.g. maintenance, access,
growth) to meet the needs of land conservation?

David




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