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REseau de la BIOdiversité de MAdagascar

Le projet REBIOMA

REBIOMA (Le réseau de la biodiversité de Madagascar)

Portail de données

Portail de données d'occurrence des espèces de Madagascar


Atlas numérique du système des aires protégées de Madagascar

Page des experts

Page destinée aux experts et aux détenteurs de données dans le portail


Atelier technique de REBIOMA avec des experts marins et terrestres le 12 Juin et 13 Juin 2012


Toujours dans le but d'améliorer la qualité des données sur le portail de données en ligne   http://data.rebioma.net, un atelier technique a été organisé, le 12 Juin et 13 Juin 2012 au MDLC Anosy, pour relancer et rendre fonctionnel le processus de vérification et de révision des données chargées sur ce portail. [...]

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Environmental layers metadata

The following links provide descriptive metadata (in plain text) for the environmental layers displayed on the map in the REBIOMA Data portal. Some, but not all, of these layers are used in species distribution models developed on the site. See text below for details. Read more about modeling on the REBIOMA portal here. The ascii grid file name is listed in parenthesis after each name, below. The ascii grid files for these layers may be downloaded from here, and each includes standard ESRI-FGDC metadata xml and html metadata. In most cases, these layers have been significantly altered and downscaled from their original sources, and the original sources are often more appropriate for certain applications.

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REBIOMA Database terms

Ces termes sont trouvent dans le Portail données de REBIOMA et peuvent être utilisés dans la page Recherche avancée. [...]

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JRS Biodiversity Foundation

La compilation des actualités de la J.R.S Biodiversity Foundation pour le premier semestre 2015:

  1. Les résultats d’une enquête indépendante sur la disponibilité et l’accessibilité des données en ligne de la JRS
  2. L’appel aux nouveaux candidats pour leur Board Of Trustrees
  3. L’attribution de financement pour 9 nouveaux projets, pour un montant de plus de $925,000
  4. Les actualités internes de la JRS
  5. La JRS Biodiversity Foundation et leurs bénéficiaires dans les médias
  6. Les nouvelles publications sur la biodiversité
  7. Les ateliers et conférences

January 2015 - July 2015


JRS News and Happenings

Dear Colleagues,

We're happy to share this compilation of news from the JRS Biodiversity Foundation and our grantees that we've posted this year.

JRS has a commitment to share what we're learning from our grantees. In that spirit, we publish the report highlighted below titled "Show me the Data."  We hope that this is the first of many such publications from JRS and we welcome your comments and ideas.

Show Me the Data!
We are pleased to announce the release of a study we commissioned on the accessibility of JRS grantee data. In 2014, JRS contracted Jante LLC to conduct an independent review of expected data products from 49 JRS-funded projects. The results suggested that biodiversity information was less discoverable and accessible than hoped. However, interviews with grantees provided the framework for a set of recommendations to projects with data-sharing goals, and formed the basis for a new JRS Data Sharing Policy. Read more here.

JRS News


JRS Seeks New Trustees for 2016



JRS invites you to suggest candidates for our international Board of Trustees for consideration to serve in 2016-2019.  We seek talented leaders with a proven passion for JRS’ mission and expertise that combines at least two of: conservation, policy, organizational development or biodiversity informatics. Suggestions for candidates or inquires will be held in confidence and may be sent to nominations@jrsbiodiversity.org.


Welcome to the newest JRS Grantees
JRS announced nine grant awards during the second funding cycle of 2014, totaling more than $925,000 in project support and are pleased to announce our first 2015 grant to NatureServe for policy studies in South America:

Improving access to biodiversity information in Africa: Improving access to biodiversity information in Latin America: Biodiversity data policy research in Africa: Biodiversity data policy research in South America:
Here's what's up at JRS...

In January, JRS welcomed the newest board member, Souleymane Konaté, Professor in ecology at the University Nangui Abrogoua (Côte d'Ivoire). Read more about Dr. Konaté here.

Glass Pockets, the Foundation Center's initiative to promote transparency in philanthropy, featured a post by Don on their Transparency Talk blog. Read the post here.
Grantees in the News
Read some of the press coverage highlights of JRS Grantee activities:
  • Louis Liebenberg advocates for the use of citizen science technologies like CyberTracker in democratizing biodiversity data collection (JRS News Item)
  • Premier of "The Bat Man of Mexico" BBC documentary featuring Rodrigo Medellín covered by Tim Sohn in the New Yorker. (JRS News Item). You can also read about how Medellín's work informed a tri-national agreement to protect bats here.
  • Voice America features an interview with Joyce Poole from ElephantVoices. (JRS News Item)
  • The American Scientist blog featured a post by David C. Blackburn from the California Academy of Sciences on the need for biology education in Africa. (JRS News Item)
Making Biodiversity Data Available
JRS grantees have released a number of new data products this year, documenting both historic biodiversity, and ongoing global changes. Read about each of the projects below on the JRS news site:
Meetings of the (Biodiversity) Minds
Conferences and workshops advance the JRS mission by facilitating collaboration and networking of biodiversity information professionals. In May, Africa Rising: Mobilizing biodiversity data for sustainable development, funded in part by JRS, convened in Cape Town, South Africa with 100 delegates representing 21 African countries. The conference launched GBIF-led Biodiversity Information for Development, aimed at exploring ways to connect data generators to data users in the biodiversity data lifecycle (News Item).

Still upcoming is the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference in Nairobi, Kenya (Sep 28-Oct 1). This os the first time the meeting will be held in Africa (read here), an effort supported by JRS with the goal of increasing the African voice in discussions about using biodiversity data in conservation.