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Regarding pelagic species... (and birds)

This is primarily from a comment relating to what kinds of animal observations the California Natural Diversity Database is keenly interested in (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/67207184). Because of their high mobility, birds and pelagic species present some issues in mapping areas of conservation interest.

"...it is difficult to map pelagic species. The CNDDB is primarily interested in what is called an Element Occurrence under the NatureServe Natural Heritage Methodology, something started by The Nature Conservancy around 1979. An Element Occurrence should represent a regularly occurring, reproducing population. Additionally, since the Department is interested in "managing" these species at specific sites, the ocean can present an issue (though there are Marine Reserves specifically for these reasons). The short is, that we primarily focus on terrestrial species or areas ...more ↓

Posted on December 30, 2020 03:00 by cnddb_brian cnddb_brian | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This project is designed to allow incorporation of iNaturalist records into the California Natural Diversity Database program (CNDDB) in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The CNDDB tracks occurrences of plants and animals of conservation concern in California. For more information on the CNDDB see: ...more ↓

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