IUCN Wildlife Monitoring Database Project

I’ve volunteered to help out with a project to rebuild the IUCN’s [http://www.iucn.org/afesg/aed/index.html African Elephant Database] system using PostgreSQL related tools. The project is being lead by [http://www.google.com/search?&q=African+Elephant+Specialist+Group+Julian+Blanc Julian Blanc] and we’ve already had [http://pgfoundry.org/project/memberlist.php?group_id=1000156 a few other community members] volunteer so I am providing mostly administrative and technical oversite at this point. We’ve set up a [http://pgfoundry.org/projects/wilddb/ project on pgfoundry] to coordinate development. The current focus is converting it from an Access/ArcGIS based system into a PostgreSQL/PostGIS based system, if you have any experience with any of those technologies we’d love to have you participate. We’ve setup a [http://pgfoundry.org/mailman/listinfo/wilddb-general mailing list] for project discussion and we’ve uploaded a fair bit of [http://pgfoundry.org/docman/?group_id=1000156 documentation] on to the website that you can look through. This is a really good cause, so I hope we’ll see a number of you get involved.