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Our Purpose

The Biodiversity Survey Network is organized and run by Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP).

Our aim is to develop a network of scientists actively conducting biodiversity surveys to share knowledge and information about biodiversity survey methods, analyses, and results. Participants in the network are encouraged to provide feedback to one another on the effectiveness of methods and on approaches to prioritizing survey site selection, data analysis, and conservation follow-up.

Further, we aim to build a collaborative group to promote the dissemination and publication of high-quality data from biodiversity surveys that currently are not published. Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) is working to develop and refine tools to educate, empower and build capacity for systematic biodiversity data collection and dissemination, particularly for areas of the world where biodiversity data are lacking.

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