The Species360 Conservation Science Alliance in collaboration with conservation professionals from 29 countries held a workshop on “Data Science for the One Plan Approach: Exploring the potential of Species360 in synergy with other biodiversity databases” at the Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) Annual meeting, 12-15 October 2017, in Berlin, Germany.
The working group convened by Prof. Dalia A. Conde and Species360 CEO Jim Guenter investigated how Species360, in alignment with other databases, can improve access to data for conservation decision-making processes.
Species360 can facilitate the exchange of data – for instance on ex-situ husbandry and demographic data, such as mortality and life expectancy, health and disease trends, and their in situ status, such as their IUCN Red List status or CITES listing between IUCN SSC Specialist Groups and the regional zoo association Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs).
Moreover, Johanna Staerk from the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, and Kim Simonsen from Givskud Zoo both presented different frameworks that can help aid TAGs in their regional collection planning. The framework Staerk presented includes recommendations for both in situ and ex situ conservation actions for 275 EU species.
Read the full working group report here.