RAPID ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT MAYFLOWER BOCAWINA NATIONAL PARK

Meerman, Jan C. and Holland, Brian and Howe, A. and Jones, H. Lee and Miller, Bruce W. (2003) RAPID ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT MAYFLOWER BOCAWINA NATIONAL PARK. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is located in the Stann Creek district and has as its original attraction the Mayflower Archaeological Site. The recent declaration of the National Park with emphasis on community co-management has widened the scope from Archaeology to environmental protection. To acquire data for this co-management, a Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) has been called for and on September 2, 2002, “Friends of Mayflower” awarded the contract for the REA to Jan Meerman and team. The National Park was declared in SI 139 of 2001. The description incorporates areas previously covered under the Sittee River and Commerce Bight Forest Reserves. A Scope of Work drafted on May 8, 2002, stated the following objectives of the REA: • To produce biophysical information necessary for development of management plans and environmental impact assessments. • To produce data, reports, maps, lists, classifications, descriptions, and threats identification for management, educational, inventory and funding purposes. • Generate baseline data for monitoring activities in the Park. • Contribute to the National inventory. • Identify species that are in danger of becoming extinct. • Develop preliminary data sets for future use in inventories that are more detailed and in ecological characteristics. • Characterize natural communities, provide descriptions listing key species and assess their importance for conservation. • Associate animal communities with the vegetation types they inhabit.

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      Keywords: mayflower, REA, ecological, assessment, Bocawina, national park
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AB) Birds
      (A) Biodiversity > (AC) Fish > (ACA) Freshwater
      (A) Biodiversity > (AF) Invertebrates > (AFC) Terrestrial
      (A) Biodiversity > (AG) Mammals > (AGD) Small Mammals
      (A) Biodiversity > (AH) Plants
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (E) Hydrology
      (H) Protected Areas > (HE) National Park
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IB) Economic Valuation
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3B) NGOs
      Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 09:20
      Last Modified: 17 Mar 2011 05:03
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1056

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