[HOT] Work begins on Mapping Africa's Protected Areas

Bouke Pieter Ottow boukepieter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 20:25:52 UTC 2015


Hi John, Blake and list,

I have somewhere on my computer still some traces of my visit to Masai Mara
(Kenya) and Nyungwe Forest (Rwanda). Would this be interesting to use?
Although I already digitized the last one mentioned.

Regards,
Bouke Pieter

On Wed Jan 14 2015 at 6:50:25 PM Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi John,
>
> Congrats on kicking off the Projects!
>
> Do you or anyone on the list have any idea how we can get in contact
> with "adventure tourism" or "eco tourism" people (consumers or vendors)?
>
> Companies that offer eco or adventure tourism rely on these areas
> staying protected so they have an incentive to help us with on the
> ground with gps traces or gps cooridinates for PoI's.
>
> Not to mention they would get credit as the source for helping collect
> this data in OSM.
>
> And the same thing for consumers who go on eco/adventure tourism, they
> have an incentive help keep these areas protected and would probably
> love to help contribute to these projects in some way and have on the
> ground experience.
>
> How can we get our message out to these places and people?
>
> Websites? Facebook groups? Travel industry trade organizations?
>
> If people can identify people/places/organizations I am glad to start
> spreading the word, but my limited tries so far have not realized any
> results.
>
> Or are you already working with companies or groups?
>
> cheers,
> Blake
>
>
>
> On 1/14/2015 5:48 PM, John White wrote:
> > Hi All
> > I am please to announce that work has begun on Mapping Africa's
> > Protected Areas. The first two National Parks selected for mapping
> > are Serengeti National Park (Task 834
> > <http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/834>) and Niokolo-Koba National Park
> > (Task 721 <http://tasks.hotosm.org/project/721>).
> >
> > As many of you are aware, Africa's National Parks, Nature Reserves and
> > Game Reserves are an important and sustainable sources of foreign
> > currency, jobs and upliftment in many countries on the African
> > continent. Your assistance in mapping protected areas will help support
> > tourism activity and therefore the surrounding communities.
> >
> > For more information on the list of reserves to be mapped, please visit:
> > Our WikiProject
> > <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_African_
> National_Parks_and_Reserves>
> > Our Facebook Page <https://www.facebook.com/mappingprotectedareas>
> >
> > Regards
> > John White
> >
> >
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