Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)
iOBIS and AfrOBIS
Brooks, M. 2011. Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING). Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103150604) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from iOBIS (http:www.iobis.org).
Halpin, P.N., A.J. Read, E. Fujioka, B.D. Best, B. Donnelly, L.J. Hazen, C. Kot, K. Urian, E. LaBrecque, A. Dimatteo, J. Cleary, C. Good, L.B. Crowder, and K.D. Hyrenbach. 2009. OBIS-SEAMAP: The world data center for marine mammal, sea bird, and sea turtle distributions. Oceanography. 22(2):104-115.
The South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) administers bird ringing in southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in South Africa and neighbouring countries. All ringing records are curated by SAFRING, which is an essential arm of the Animal Demography Unit. Contact is maintained by the SAFRING Project Coordinator with all ringers (banders in North American or Australian terminology). The Bird Ringing Scheme in South Africa was initiated in 1948, so 1998 saw the 50th anniversary of the scheme. During this period over 1.7 million birds of 852 species were ringed. There have been a total of 16 800 ring recoveries since the inception of the scheme. This gives an overall recovery rate for rings in southern Africa of marginally less than 1%, averaged across all species. This probability varies enormously across species. It currently contains 164366 records.
Original data obtained from http://fred.csir.co.za:8000/digir/DiGIR.php and registered into iOBIS on 2009-02-09. This dataset on OBIS-SEAMAP is a subset of marine mammal, seabird and/or sea turtle records from the dataset on iOBIS (Total number of records: 164366) harvested into OBIS-SEAMAP on 2011-10-11
. . Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING).
Data on iOBIS. 2009. http://iobis.org/mapper/?resource_id=604. obtained on 2011-10-11.
Original data source. . http://www.iobis.org/. obtained on 2009-02-10.
Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
The attributes of this dataset are compatible with the OBIS Schema, then reformatted to the OBIS-SEAMAP schema. If you would like to get the data in the OBIS Schema, please visit iOBIS Portal.
Attributes in dataset provided
|Rays and sharks||0|
|Latitude||-71.90 - 63.98|
|Longitude||-63.97 - 73.50|
|Coord. prec.||5 decimal digits|
|Data type||Animal sighting|
|Sharing policy||CC-BY (All)|
|Also availalbe from||None|
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