Frog Atlas of Southern Africa

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Date started: 2010-09-20
Web page: http://adu.org.za/frog_atlas.php

FrogMAP is a citizen science project which aims to determine the distribution and conservation priorities of Amphibians on the African continent. FrogMAP is building the 21st century distribution maps for Africa's frogs. FrogMAP is the continuation of the Southern African Frog Atlas Project (SAFAP). It aims to build on the distribution data collected during seven years of fieldwork (1996-2003), plus earlier data compiled from museum records, private collections, the literature and conservation agencies. SAFAP data was used for the 2003 red listing of all frog species of the region, the results were published in the book Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, published by the Smithsonian Institution, USA.

 

SAFAP Metadata

1) DATASET CONTACT
Name of Organization/Department FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Contact person (Person to contact about the dataset) Dr Rene Navarro
Position Information Systems Specialist
Postal Address FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Postal code 7701
City/Town Rondebosch, Cape Town
Province Western Cape
Country South Africa
Telephone +27 (0)21 650 4751
Cell
Fax +27 (0)21 650 3301
Email rene.navarro@uct.ac.za
Website address (url) http://adu.org.za/frog_atlas.php
2) DATASET METADATA
Title of dataset Atlas of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland
Brief description (max. 200 words) Distribution data collected during seven years of fieldwork (1996-2003), plus earlier data compiled from museum records, private collections, the literature and conservation agencies.
FrogMAP, started June-2010, is the Virtual Museum continuation of SAFAP.
Purpose (max. 200 words) Data was used for the 2003 red listing of all frog species of the region, the results were published in the book "Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. 2004. Edited by Minter L.R., Burger M., Harrison J.A., Braack H.H., Bishop P.J. & Kloepfer D. SI/MAB Series no. 9. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Published by the Smithsonian Institution and the Avian Demography Unit."
Begin date (When data collection started) 1996
End date for static datasets (When was data collection ended) 2003
3) DATA QUALITY
Give a brief account of any biases, gaps or errors which may exist in the dataset. FrogMAP, which was started in June-2010, is the Virtual Museum continuation of SAFAP.
See: http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=FrogMAP
4) ACCESS/USE CONSTRAINTS
How to get a copy of the dataset Summary data is freely available from the website: http://adu.org.za/frog_atlas.php. However, the taxonomy used in this static summary data is obsolete. Please refer to FrogMAP for updated distribution data (http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=FrogMAP).
5) OTHER INFORMATION
Other information about the dataset which may be important. Not all information is freely available, data provided by the Transvaal Museun and The National Museum Bloemfountain require written permission to acces their data. Data users must write to the respective museum directors to obtain such permission.
6) METADATA AUTHOR
Author name (name of the person who entered the metadata record) Rene Navarro
Author organization Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town
Author position Information Systems Specialist
Author address Animal Demography Unit, Department of Biological Science, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
Author postal code 7701
Author city/town Cape Town
Author province Western Cape
Author country South Africa
Author telephone +27 (0)21 650 4751
Author fax +27 (0)21 650-3295
Author email rene.navarro@uct.ac.za
Metadata creation date 24-August-2009
Last update of metadata 17-July-2018

 

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