DAYO: Invasive Alien Reptiles in the Philippines

Latest version published by HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. on May 5, 2019 HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc.

The dataset comprises of occurrence data (100+ data points as of May 2019) on six alien reptiles species (Class Reptilia: Order Squamata: Calotes versicolor; Lycodon capucinus; Indotyphlops braminus; Order Testudines: Pelodiscus sinensis; Trachemys scripta; Chrysemys scripta) in the Philippines obtained from published and unpublished scientific literature, personal observations of experts, and from selected Natural History Institutions. The dataset was published and will be updated biannually by HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc.

The development of this dataset was made possible through project of HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. (HWP), in collaboration with the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Rersources (BMB-DENR) and The University of Santo Tomas – Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics, and Taxonomy Group (BEST): “Alien Amphibians and Reptiles, a Threat to Philippine Biosecurity: Developing a National Invasive Alien Amphibian and Reptile Species Inventory and Occurrence Database and an Observation and Monitoring System” Project (BIFA03_26) funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 128 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Pili A (2019): DAYO: Invasive Alien Reptiles in the Philippines. v1.0. HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc.. Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bifa/resource?r=dayo_invasive_alien_reptiles_in_the_philippines&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc.. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e8f929c6-25f2-46dd-bab1-7968b4d624f5.  HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Occurrence Invasive Alien Species Alien Species Non-Indigenous Species Frogs Philippines; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Arman Pili
member
HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. #1198 Benavidez St., Unit 1202, Tondo 1003 Manila City Metropolitan Manila PH

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Arman Pili
member
HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. #1198 Benavidez St., Unit 1202, Tondo 1003 Manila City Metropolitan Manila PH
Mae Diesmos
Corporate Secretary
HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. #1198 Benavidez St., Unit 1202, Tondo 1003 Manila City Metropolitan Manila PH
Arvin Diesmos
President
HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. #1198 Benavidez St., Unit 1202, Tondo 1003 Manila City Metropolitan Manila PH

Who filled in the metadata:

Arman Pili
member
HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. #1198 Benavidez St., Unit 1202, Tondo 1003 Manila City Metropolitan Manila PH

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility Universitetsparken 15 DK-2100 Copenhagen DK
User
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center 1100 Quezon City Metropolitan Manila +(63 2) 9246031-35
http://www.bmb.gov.ph/
User
The University of Santo Tomas – Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics, and Taxonomy Group (BEST)
The University of Santo Tomas – Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics, and Taxonomy Group (BEST) Espana Boulevard 1100 Manila City Metropolitan Manila PH

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage of this dataset is the Philippines.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.872, 116.191], North East [20.797, 127.178]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxonomic coverage of the dataset is six alien reptiles (Class Reptilia) in the Philippines.

Species  Calotes versicolor,  Indotyphlops braminus,  Lycodon capucinus,  Chrysemys picta,  Trachemys scripta,  Pelodiscus sinensis

Project Data

Led by HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. (HWP) and in partnership with the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (BMB-DENR) and the Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics and Taxonomy Group, University of Santo Tomas (BEST-UST), the main goal of the project is to fill taxonomic, geographical, and historical gaps in species occurrence and sampling-event data, focused on the alien amphibians and reptiles in the Philippines. Ultimately, using invasive reptiles and amphibians as a pilot study, the project will develop an online national platform for the long-term observation and monitoring of alien species invasions and trends. This Project will produce the much needed science-based information that can help guide the development and implementation of sound national biosecurity programmes for amphibian and reptile invasions, provide a reproducible framework for similar initiatives targeting other groups of alien taxa in the Philippines and other countries, and contribute to the Philippines’ international commitments to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the International Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Title Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) – BIFA3_026: Alien Amphibians and Reptiles, a Threat to Philippine Biosecurity: Developing a National Invasive Alien Amphibian and Reptile Species Inventory and Occurrence Database and an Observation and Monitoring System
Identifier BIFA3_026
Funding The Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA) programme.
Study Area Description The geographic coverage of the Project is the Philippines.
Design Description The main goal of this Project is to fill taxonomic, geographical, and historical gaps in species occurrence and sampling-event data, focused on the 13 alien amphibians and reptiles in the Philippines, and develop an online national platform for long-term observation and monitoring of alien species invasions, with alien amphibian and reptile as pilot group. This will be achieved by: (1) assembling historical and geographical data from literature and natural history collections; (2) generating species occurrence and sampling-event data by conducting targeted herpetofaunal surveys in two key conservation areas, namely, Ilocos Norte Province, Luzon Island and Palawan Island, Palawan Province; (3) reconstruct invasion histories and develop ‘Pest Risk Maps’; and, (4) ultimately, developing an observation and monitoring system, named “DAYO” (filipino for “alien”) which we envision to be an online, open-access national platform and repository of species occurrence data and sampling-event data dedicated to invasive alien species in the Philippines, with alien amphibians and reptiles as pilot group, in the form of a web portal and a smartphone application. (5) In addition, Information campaigns and training workshops targeting key stakeholders (i.e., communities, environmental managers) will be conducted to promote and encourage citizen science and contributions from volunteers. HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc. (HWP) leads the project in assembling species occurrence and sampling-event data, conducting herpetofaunal surveys, data analysis, preparation of data papers and original articles for publication, preparation of technical and financial reports, and official communication with GBIF-BIFA. The Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB) helps in the design and execution of project and logistics in information campaigns and training workshops. The University of Santo Tomas – Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics, and Taxonomy Group (BEST) provides consultancy and support for meeting venues, fieldwork, and laboratory. Other partner stakeholders of the project include the Philippine National Museum of Natural History, the University of the Philippines Diliman, the University of the Philippines Los Baños Museum of Natural History, the Silliman University Rodolfo B. Gonzales Museum of Natural History, and the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology Natural Science Museum.

The personnel involved in the project:

Additional Metadata

Purpose In addition to filling taxonomic, geographical, and historical gaps in alien amphibian invasions in the Philippines, the project, with this dataset as one of the outputs, is expected to produce the much needed science-based information that can help guide the development and implementation of sound national biosecurity programmes for amphibian invasions, contribute to the Philippines’ international commitments to sustainability and biodiversity conservation.
Maintenance Description This dataset will be maintained by HerpWatch Pilipinas, Inc., and new versions will be released biannually (June and December of each year).
Alternative Identifiers https://cloud.gbif.org/bifa/resource?r=dayo_invasive_alien_reptiles_in_the_philippines