- An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 animals migrate. This Global
Register of Migratory Species (GROMS)
reflects current results of scientific research
in a database combined with a Geographic Information System
(GIS). The new structure of the database provides information
on the species, GIS-maps, population data and a comprehensive
bibliography of more than 5,500 entries.
The “Global Register of Migratory Species”
has compiled a first multilingual list of 4,344 migratory
vertebrate species in digital format including their threat
status according to the 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened
Species, and their protection status by other conventions,
such as CITES. On the CD-ROM version, migrating routes and
distribution of another 1174 species can be traced in digital
maps, which are compatible with any Geographic Information
System. Geographic queries and threat analysis by intersection
with other GIS layers can be combined. This set of digital
maps, based on a graphical user interface, discloses information
on which species live in a certain area.
GROMS helps CMS to identify more threatened migratory species,
which have not yet been listed on its appendices by the
Secretariat. It will contribute to complete biological data
and in obtaining more information on the conservation status
of selected species. Reference to GIS-maps enables an automatic
calculation of Range States. CMS may turn to the Global
Register of Migratory Species as a valuable contribution
to the implementation of the Bonn Convention.
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