Inspiration

TOGETHER - WE CAN SAVE EASTERN CHIMPS

The decreasing population of endangered species of Eastern chimpanzees is concerning. The long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place due to climate change will affect the conservation of chimpanzees and their habitat. Threats are human activities that directly degrade one or more conservation targets. Threats analysis includes looking at historical, current and future threats. The severity of a threat is assessed by looking at by mapping geospatial data. Examples of threats include land-use pressure, human-chimpanzee interaction, habitat loss, and connectivity. 22 414 GPS location sightings of Eastern chimps by researchers. Is your academic team implementing an environmental plan as expected? Is your team achieving objectives within time and budge constraints? Is the project following best practices and complying with laws and regulations? What are we doing to stop this so that our childern and our childern's childern will have a future with biodiversity.

FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE Monkey Maps’ geospatial data can identify agricultural stressors like clearing of riparian trees so that streams remain shaded and more sheltered from temperature increases, protecting land to allow inland migration of tidal marsh as sea level rises, or building of sea walls to address storm surge.

ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS 22 414 GPS location sightings of Eastern chimps by researchers. Is your academic team implementing an environmental plan as expected? Is your team achieving objectives within time and budge constraints? Is the project following best practices and complying with laws and regulations?

HUMAN THREATS TO CHIMPANZEES The long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place due to climate change will affect the conservation of chimpanzees and their habitat. Threats are human activities that directly degrade one or more conservation targets. Threats analysis includes looking at historical, current and future threats. The severity of a threat is assessed by looking at by mapping geospatial data. Examples of threats include land-use pressure, human-chimpanzee interaction, habitat loss, and connectivity.

What it does

Participatory Mapping for Collaborative Conservation Planning with Decision-Makers Sign-off

Starting with a purpose, scope, and vision, Monkey Maps will assess critical threats in the conservation situation with JGI. This is done by stating strategies, assumptions, and objectives and then creating a monitoring and operational plan using geospatial data. Monkey Maps is a web application that helps JGI to faster review, change, update and approve these dynamic conservation maps as part of its collaborative Conservation Standards planning process with multiple stakeholders in different locations and using Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform and the DocuSign eSignature API.

Monkey Maps’ geospatial data can identify agricultural stressors like clearing of riparian trees so that streams remain shaded and more sheltered from temperature increases, protecting land to allow inland migration of tidal marsh as sea level rises, or building of sea walls to address storm surge. Monkey Maps uses qualitatively geospatial data to analyze the current level of management of chimpanzees. From our software, action plan activities are developed for people to take action. This includes a. Habitat conservation b. Reducing the number of Illegal killing of chimpanzees c. Involving local communities in conservation d. Raising awareness e. Animal Health f. Monitoring and research g. Sustainable financing. JGI uses this step to facilitate planning teams identify the best information available and agree on clear common goals and how to spend their limited time and resources to achieve those goals in the face of uncertainty and lack of complete information.
Send DocuSign Map to Stakeholders... National Parks Research Institutes Local Enforcement Income Generating Tourism Game Reserves

Public Landowners Forest Reserves Local Farmers Government National Heritage

Form Type of Document Environmental Certifications Direct Deposit Bank Research Grant Application SMS/Phone Verification Request Non-Profit Status Claims

How we built it

Monkey Maps provides stakeholders with dynamic web-maps and other mapping formats and products in Esri ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro Go to Esri to provide intelligent insights for stakeholders. To set up your development account and start mappingGo to IUCN RedList and download chimpanzee Range data. Import the chimpanzee range shapefile and create a map in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro of the eastern chimpanzee range by selecting “schweinfurthii” from the “subspecies” attributes from the IUCN chimpanzee range shapefile and use one of the Basemaps that is provided by Esri as the background. DocuSign Monkey Maps . . Display the dynamic web-maps screensharing stream. Record the mapping process where stakeholders and chimpanzee experts should be able to draw on the shared eastern chimpanzee ranges map new points, lines or polygons along with notes, comments and, if possible, enable a way to provide data, that better capture the latest knowledge of chimpanzee ranges and where the range polygons maps need to be changed:

Monkey Maps uses qualitatively geospatial data to analyze the current level of management of chimpanzees: high, medium or low. Quantatitively, the overall ranking of sites using these weighted values or numbered average of the map’s risk assessments by six stakeholders. Factors such as Human footprint,Numbers of chimpanzees, and Tourism funding all affect this value. Chimpanzee Conservation Units (CCUs) were ranked using seven criteria. Stakeholders assigned weights to each criterion based on their perceived importance for the long-term survival of chimpanzees. The criteria used (with weights in brackets) were: 1. Habitat quality: high, medium or low 2. Size of CCU: > 2,000 km2, 1,000-2,000 km2 or < 1,000 km2 3. Threat of illegal killing: low, medium or high 4. Connectivity to other areas: well connected, limited connectivity, isolated 5. Current level of management of chimpanzees : low, medium or high 6. Human Footprint : low, medium or high 7. Number of chimpanzees: >3,000, 1,000-3,000, or <1,000 The exact values of the ranks can group them into most important (ranks 1-5), medium importance (Ranks 6-10) and lower importance (Ranks 11-16).

The integration of Monkey Key and DocuSign eSignature API allows users to start a virtual audit to help validate and improve the eastern chimpanzee range map by sending an envelope to all stakeholders. Decision-makers and chimpanzee experts should be able to see and review the map and provide their signature if they approve the map or request changes documenting their inputs and requests. When the agreement is reached, decision makers and chimpanzee experts should be able to sign and approve the final map for distribution. Send Map to stakeholders like National Parks, Research Institutes, Local Enforcement, Income Generating, Tourism Game Reserves Public ,Landowners, Forest Reserves, Local Farmers, Government, and National Heritage.

The 22,414 GPS locations we compiled as point locations of distribution. Polygons were also constructed manually in ARCGIS to show where surveys had been carried out around these locations to high-light where chimpanzees were absent as well as present. Both conditions were applied separately to clip underlying GIS layers that might be good predictors of chimpanzee distribution. User selects the specific non-GIS /non-technical decision-makers and chimpanzee experts and will share the ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Pro map embedded in the DocuSign envelope document.

Challenges I ran into

Had trouble trying to figure out how to collaboratively sign a single envelope with DocuSign’s technical architecture, and how to preserve the state through the verification chain process.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Learning how iframes and screen sharing works.

ESRI had extremely helpful tutorials, and engineers.

What I learned

Learned more about conservation of biodiversity at JSI and how they are using technology to solve this. Conservation Standards https://conservationstandards.org/about/ is a science-based and collaborative planning approach that helps focus conservation decisions and actions on clearly defined objectives and prioritized threats and measures success in a manner that enables adaptation and learning over time. The Conservation Standards process involves the selection of a limited number of conservation objectives or specific species, such as chimpanzee communities, populations, or habitats, to represent biodiversity and the ultimate aims of the project. Reading the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation or Conservation Standards for chimpanzees and other conservation needs, plan and prioritize conservation actions, and measure success was very interesting and helpful for this project.

What's next for Monkey Maps

Functionality to Change basemaps on GIS with the  IUCN RedList chimpanzee Range data so stakeholders can draw on different basemaps.

Download recording = Save recording of screen capture and output movie file on to the dashboard and database for stakeholders to collaborate.

Monkey Map Classification Rank Monkey Maps score -output the final score on to the left hand tool bar StoryMapping page linked to database where it is ranked numerically by low, medium, and high.

Link the GIS maps to Create/Open, Populate, Display, and Delete databases

Export the downloaded stakeholder produced Monkey Maps graphing data to the database.

Financial payments envelope donations with DocuSign

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