S3: Oral Presentation C Friday, 9:30 10:00 am C Lake Superior Ballroom MN

GIS for Wildlife Conservation in Cambodia

Pericles S. Nacionales
University of Minnesota
Conservation Biology Program
115 Green Hall
1530 Cleveland Avenue North
St. Paul, MN  55108

J.L. David Smith, Sun Hean
University of Minnesota
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
1980 Folwell Ave
St. Paul, MN  55108

Anecdotal information about large mammals in Asia, particularly in Cambodia, abounds but hard data are difficult to come by. In light of this, a large mammal diversity database for Cambodia was developed and is being continually updated using survey data collected by GPS-equipped, local rangers. We hope that this database will provide the basis for constructing natural histories and conservation planning for large mammals in Cambodia, most of which are threatened or endangered globally. A map server application was also created as a way to present this database to the public. This application will serve as a tool to heighten the public's awareness of conservation efforts in Cambodia.