Assessment of amphibian species richness and abundance in conservation areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The data on amphibians in Ituri Province (Okapi Wildlife Reserve (RFO) and South Kivu are made available through the BID Programme and coordinated by the GBIF Secretariat with EU funding between October 2017 and March 2019. The principal objective of this work is to publish data on amphibians in the DRC to make them accessible to researchers around the world. The project not only made the results of amphibian investigations in conservation areas in the DRC available to researchers around the world, but also made the data that were silent meaningful. The collaboration of herpetologists from the Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité of the University of Kisangani (DRC) and those from the Natural Sciences Research Center of Lwiro (DRC) with the collaboration of the University of Texas at El Paso (USA) was very useful. More than 3500 amphibian specimens had been encoded according to the GBIF encoding model for publication on its platform.