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Global FADA checklists

The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) is an informal network of scientists specialised in freshwater biodiversity. BioFresh supports FADA to collate and/or construct global checklists of multiple groups of freshwater organisms and their integration in the taxonomic backbone of the BioFresh data portal.
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Freshwater macro-invertebrates
With this initiative BioFresh constructs a global checklist of freshwater macro-invertebrate groups which are currently missing from the BioFresh database, including Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera and Odonata (together over 50,000 species). The data-screening work includes adapting and/or completing synonymy lists, and adding faunistic and distributional information. In total about 30,000 additional species names will be included in the BioFresh species registry.
Status: Ongoing
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Freshwater aquatic and wetland plants
With this initiative BioFresh constructs a global checklist of species classified as “freshwater aquatic and wetland plants” as the taxonomic backbone of the BioFresh portal. In total about 30,000 additional species names will be included in the BioFresh species registry. This will result in the most comprehensive global list of freshwater aquatic and wetland plants as a key new resource for many scientists working in the world of freshwater biodiversity conservation.
Status: Completed.
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Global HydroBASINS

HydroBASINS is a global river and lake catchment layer derived from HydroSHEDS and the global lakes and wetlands database (GLWD). HydroBASINS provides the most accurate hydrographic information for river and lake catchments at the global scale in a consistent format. It offers a suite of geo-referenced data sets (vector and raster) at various scales, including river networks, river and lake catchment boundaries, drainage directions, and flow accumulations. HydroBASINS is based on high-resolution elevation data obtained during a Space Shuttle flight for NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).

River and lake sub-catchments within HydroBASINS will form the spatial unit for mapping species distributions and associated environmental parameters in the BioFresh analyses. It is hoped that HydroBASINS will be widely adopted by other organisations as the standard base layer for this type of data.

Responsible: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (IUCN)
Status: Completed.
The data layer is currently available through the IUCN Global Species Programme pending development of the official website for download.

Conducted by: Bernhard Lehner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Geo-referenced site scale data of the subterranean fishes of the world

With this initiative BioFresh brings together all distribution data of all troglobiotic subterranean fishes (Cavefishes) of the world. These data will be made publically available through the BioFresh data portal and in the BioFresh Global Atlas of Freshwater Biodiversity. As of September 2012 there are 174 described species of troglobiotic (i.e. obligate) subterranean fishes across the world. This project aims to provide a geo-referenced site scale data for every known population for every described troglobiotic fish species.

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Status: Ongoing

Conducted under the lead of: Graham S. Proudlove, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Distribution maps of the freshwater turtles of the world

With this initiative BioFresh brings together distribution maps in GIS format (mapped to HydroBASINS) for all the 270 freshwater turtle species of the world. Given the extremely high level of threat to this taxonomic group, a global map of distributions for all species, incorporating available point locality data, will represent a highly valuable conservation tool to identify populations and areas for priority conservation action.

Responsible: Will Darwall (IUCN)
Status: To be completed July 2013.

Conducted by: Anders G. J. Rhodin, Peter Paul van Dijk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Distribution maps and Red List of Caridean shrimp fauna of the world

With this initiative BioFresh has built a global distributional database of freshwater caridean shrimps (789+ species/subspecies), mapped to HydroBASINS, and has assessed their conservation status according to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria. Approximately 3,000 references are already available in hard copy or pdf format, from which localities have been extracted.



Responsible: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (IUCN)
Status: The Red List status of all species will be published on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in June 2013 and the associated maps for each species will be completed and published in August 2013.

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