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Global Register of Migratory Species (GROMS)
Title: Global Register of Migratory Species (GROMS)
Title abbreviated: GROMS
Creator: Convention on Migratory Species = CMS <Bonn>
Publisher: Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig
Abstract: Database of Migratory Species at Global scale (4344 species, 5500 literature references, Internet-Links, data on distribution and migration behaviour, 1174 GIS-maps, Threat Analysis) - Migratory species are an important dynamic component of biodiversity. The conservation and protection of these species requires international cooperation. However, the level of knowledge we have is not sufficient and information is immensely scattered. Today we can only estimate the number of migratory species within a vast range of 5000 and 10000. GROMS consolidates and summarises all available information and the current states of knowledge into a relational database. It supports a Geographic Information system (GIS) interface and permits various search options for novice users and for experts. The GROMS database is structured to provide an additional tool for fact finding and decision-making by the CMS bodies and related regional Agreements as well as the Convention on Biological Diversity. To this effect, the database is designed to supply information on migratory species, their distribution map, population and bibliography. The current multilingual database contains 4,344 migratory vertebrates species, with their threat and protection status (International Red List), protection status (after CMS and CITES) as well as migration types and more than 5,500 literature citations. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Behavior (591.5);
General topics in natural history of birds (598.1);
Animals as biological resources (333.954)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English; German
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2006-11-16
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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