ACCOBAMS Training Course on Photo-ID and Databases for Experts

This 5 days training session for experts of the ACCOBAMS area, in particular from ACCOBAMS Partners, was organized, in collaboration with SPA/RAC, IUCN Med, MedPAN and Lebanese CNRS, from 1st to 5th October 2018 in Byblos, Lebanon.

About 40 participants from all over the ACCOBAMS Agreement area participated to this training. Despite training sessions in the conference room, the participants, divided in 2 groups, had the opportunity to go for a 2 hours trip on the CNRS boat the CANA.


It aimed at reinforcing capacity on:

(i) the use of photo-id,
(ii) the use of databases for experts relevant to ACCOBAMS which may seem complex for non-trained experts, and
(iii) the creation of catalogues with relevant data for cetacean conservation.


The main objective was to go towards standardization of the methods / tools used to share and valorize the data collected (i.e. through scientific publications) on cetaceans in order to optimize the efforts undertaken by all stakeholders involved in cetacean conservation and to improve the status of cetacean.



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