The Tana River Basin Biodiversity Information System (TANARIBBIS) portal is developed in the context of the project on “Developing a Freshwater Biodiversity Data and Information System for the Tana River Basin, Kenya, for Improved Ecosystem Management and Development Planning”. The project is funded by JRS Biodiversity Foundation [https://jrsbiodiversity.org/] and implemented by the National Museums of Kenya [https://www.museums.or.ke/] in partnership with the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Water Towers Agency, Water Resources Authority, and Nature Kenya; with Upande Ltd [https://upande.com/] being responsible for the technical development of the portal.
Project Objectives and Activities
- Key partners in the Tana River Basin to formally recognize the importance of sharing biodiversity data for improved ecosystem management.
- Mobilize and publish biodiversity data from existing sources and conduct limited field expeditions to fill major data gaps and rapidly assess the current state of biodiversity and threats.
- Develop an interactive data portal with biodiversity data integrated with other contextual data and provide tools for data manipulation, analysis and visualization.
- Conduct outreach through workshops, train stakeholders in using the data portal, develop capacity to capture data and maintain the portal, and secure sustainable support.