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Human Environment
Atlas Team

The African Marine Atlas project is developing partnerships with marine mammal data providers. No mammal datasets are available for direct download, but three links are provided to important online resources of mammal spatial data. These should be investigated independently for distribution records and additional information. For comprehensive data and metadata lists and links, please visit the African Ocean Portal and NASA's Global Change Master Directory.

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  • Title: Mammal species distributions for coastal Africa
  • Author: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
  • Data type: Online database of species distributions, taxonomy and collections
  • Description: GBIF faciltates the "digitisation and global dissemination of primary biodiversity data, so that people from all countries can benefit from the use of the information."

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  • Title: Red List data for marine mammals
  • Author: IUCN World Conservation Union
  • Data type: Global database on vulnerable and threatened species
  • Description: "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria."
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  • Title: Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
  • Author: Census of Marine Life (CoML)
  • Data type: GIS global information on marine species
  • Description: "OBIS is a web-based provider of global geo-referenced information on marine species. We contain expert species level and habitat level databases and provide a variety of spatial query tools for visualizing relationships among species and their environment. OBIS strives to assess and integrate biological, physical, and chemical oceanographic data from multiple sources. Users of OBIS, including researchers, students, and environmental managers, will gain a dynamic view of the multi-dimensional oceanic world."
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