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Nantucket Biodiversity Institute


Name: Nantucket Biodiversity Institute
Acronym: NBI
Website: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/bridgewaterslam/NBIAbout2011.html
Geographic Scope: Sub-national
Biogeographical Realm: Neotropic
Country: United States
Description: Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Mission Statement

The mission of the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is to conserve the native biodiversity of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring and education.

Objectives:

To work in partnership with conservation organizations, educational institutions, governmental agencies, local businesses and individuals to further the mission of the NBI;
To support and facilitate biodiversity research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck and Muskeget Islands and surrounding waters and share results with the scientific community and the general public;
To develop a comprehensive inventory of island species and document population trends;
To coordinate the cataloging of data and reports and organizae the deposition of biological species at appropriate institutions;
To detect and manage invasive exotic species that pose a threat to biodiversity on the islands;
To educate the pubilc about the significance of diverse biological communities and inspire them to become responsible stewareds of the environment; and
To make biodiversity information available to conservation organizations, government agencies and the general public involved in decisions that affect Nantucker's environment.
Status: Active
Related pages: NBI Research Grant



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