Project

B-CHARMED

Budget: 48,958 €
Coordinator: Asociación Biodiversidad Atlántica y Sostenibilidad

The Black Coral forests as unexplored biodiversity Hotspots in the MAcaronesian Region: ecosysteM functions and sErvices analyseD

Canary Islands

B-CHARMED will develop new acoustics methodologies enabling the characterization and mapping of Black Coral Forests (BCF), including the definition of the Minimal Conservation Unit (colonies/m²), able to preserve their ecosystem functions and services, as well as BCF environmental variables and associated ichthyofaunal biodiversity. B-CHARMED outcomes will serve to integrate BCF in the Canary Islands conservation policies, enhancing their ecosystem functions and services.