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Geographic Information Systems

Reptile Species Distribution


The Reptile Species Distribution project is being done in partnership with Conservation International and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Two student interns from the GIS Program will be assisting in this project by mapping the geographical distribution of reptiles in Central and Southern Africa. These maps will ultimately support the red list for threatened species.

The goal of this project is to comprehensively assess reptiles globally by the end of 2018. The GIS program is aiding in the mapping effort. James Madison University is among the other institutions helping with regional mapping.

Overall the project is aiding in the national goal to understand reptile distribution. Click here for more information on the red list. http://www.iucnredlist.org/