GIS enabling collaboration in endangered species recovery
Authors: Martin Slimin
Whio (Blue Duck) are one of New Zealandís rarest birds.
The Whio Forever project is a collaboration with Genesis Energy (one of New Zealandís largest power generators) the Department of Conservation and community groups. The project identified from the outset that quality data able to be contributed to and accessed by all parties was key to securing the whio population. This led to the development of a spatially enabled information system with a web based viewer and mobile data collection.