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Human Environment
Atlas Team

The African Marine Atlas project is developing partnerships with bird data providers. No bird datasets are available for direct download, but three links are provided to important online resources of bird 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. 

Additional data resources Image
  • Title: Bird distribution for coastal Africa
  • Author: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
  • Data type: Online database of bird 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: Avibase - The World Bird Database
  • Author: BirdLife International
  • Data type: GIS and global database for birds
  • Description: "Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 2 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages and more."
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