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Way Forward

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  1. Way Forward • Resources: • Sense of urgency, willingness to collaborate • Species richness • Unevenly distributed expertise, collections; some strengths • Workforce • Existing S-S networks, esp. BOZONET • N-S relationships, esp. BIONET • Weaknesses: • Taxonomic impediment • Technical infrastructure, bandwidth • Funding

  2. Elements of a Barcoding Project CBOL and Member Orgs Development Agencies BOLD Training USERS, Policy-Makers Taxonomists and Curators Technical facilities

  3. Major Points of Agreement • Technical training is needed, in appropriate form

  4. Potential Priority Projects • Agricultural pests • Wildlife • Indigenous livestock vs. introduced species (existing ILRI project) • Lake Victoria fish fauna (native and introduced) – Ichthyology – NMK • Dryland plants – seedbanks, existing collections • Coastal forests, eastern arc • African grasses ID system, cereals • Birdlife International, Nature Kenya, Nature Uganda, Tanzania – birds in conservation regions

  5. Potential Priority Projects • Aviation birdstrike, potential source of specimens • Trade of wildlife/plant products (esp. bushmeat), monitoring movement, forensic evidence of region of origin, link to CITES, CBD, CMS (law enforcement users) • Microbial diversity (industrial/medical enzymes) • Mycotoxin producers, food contaminants (health/standards/food users)

  6. Potential Priority Projects • Migratory birds, avian flu • Emerging infectious diseases (e.g., schistosomyosis) • Rank by health, environment, economic importance • Marine protected areas (KWS managed); inventory for species management • Inventory of KWS parks

  7. Conservation (1) • Makerere Univ, NMK, Dar Es Salaam Univ., KWS, enforcement agencies, Field Museum, Tanzania Wildlife Research Inst • Trade of wildlife/plant products (esp. bushmeat), monitoring movement, forensic evidence of region of origin, link to CITES, CBD, CMS (law enforcement users) • Univ. Dar Es Salaam (taxonomy, collections), NMK, Birdlife International, Nature Kenya, Nature Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia – birds in conservation regions • Univ Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar • Lake Victoria fish fauna (native and introduced) – Ichthyology – NMK – impact on 3 countries; fits with ongoing project

  8. Conservation (2) • Univ. Addis Ababa, NMK, RBG Kew, Univ. Dar Es Salaam (RPSUD), National Gene Banks of Ethiopia and Kenya • Dryland plants – seedbanks, existing collections • Univ. Addis Ababa, NMK, RBG Kew, Univ. Dar Es Salaam • African grasses ID system, cereals • African Pollinators Initiative (BioNET LOOPs) • Pollinators – strong international taxonomic community (GBIF proto-campaign under seed grant program, with FAO; constructing global taxon list and 1M specimen records online; GEF proposal being resubmitted) • NGISA/COML, western Indian Ocean, KWS (see Amsterdam meeting report) • Marine protected areas (KWS managed); inventory for species management • Inventory of KWS parks • Coastal forests, eastern arc

  9. Environment • Ethiopian Inst. Agric. Research; KWS, • Invasive species (plants, freshwater species), marine ballast water

  10. Economic • KENYA SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY; Univ. Dar Es Salaam Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Microbiology; Inst. Biodiversity & Conservation; Addis Ababa Univ. • Mycotoxin producers, food contaminants (health/standards/food users) • Microbial diversity (industrial/medical enzymes), industrial interest, biomining (NCST, CABI); need BRCs, protection of genetic stocks • Fungi as potential food source, ID for edible species • NMK Dept. of Ichthyology and FISH-BOL • Lake Victoria fish fauna (native and introduced) – Ichthyology – NMK – impact on 3 countries, fishing industry • NMK Ornithology and ABBI • Aviation birdstrike, potential source of specimens; aviation safety (fits with avian flu priority) • ICIPE, agricultural research inst’s in 4 countries; • Indigenous livestock vs. introduced species (existing ILRI project); has training platform, (DNA fingerprinting or barcoding?) • Agricultural pests, livestock diseases • African grasses ID system, cereals • Pollinators – strong international taxonomic community

  11. Health • NMK, KWS, KMRI, Dept. Veterinary Services • Migratory birds, avian flu • Epizootic diseases • Emerging infectious diseases (e.g., schistosomiasis) with CDC, WHO (freshwater snails, NMK, Denmark institute) • Mycotoxin producers, food contaminants (health/standards/food users)