20-01-2011 - Black colobus
The discovery of oil in Equatorial Guinea has resulted in a dramatic economic boom. As wealth has increased, so has demand for bushmeat. The threatened black colobus monkey is a preferred target among hunters and populations have undergone rapid declines. ZSL is conducting research to identify culturally acceptable and economically feasible alternatives to bushmeat to reduce pressures on black colobus and other threatened species.
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19-01-2011 - Sagalla Caecilian
The Sagalla Caecilian Boulengerula niedeni is a Critically Endangered (CR)amphibian caecliid endemic to Sagalla Hill, Taita Hills Kenya. Major threat is habitat destruction through soil and water erosion plus the water draining effects of exotics such as eucalyptus trees. The on-going project aims to educate the local people on the importance of this species and how to conserve the species and its habitat.
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28-12-2010 - Afrothismia
The main hypothesis of this study was to understand the species composition, ecology, distribution and diversity of Thismiaceae in Cameroon in different habitats, and to formulate new models on how to study this group of plants in other countries. This study will lead to the revision of Thismiaceae in Africa and the Flora of Thismiaceae of Cameroon.
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13-12-2010 - chimpanzee
Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest, Uganda, suffer from a loss of their primary source of sodium, the palm tree Raphia farinifera, due to the over utilization of this species by local tobacco farmers. They now use another source, Cleistopholis patens. We are working to conserve Raphia and re-educate farmers to switch to cotton string.
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09-12-2010 - Egyptian Vulture
There are 11 vulture species in Africa most of which are threatened by several anthropogenic factors. This project intends to contribute towards vulture conservation in Africa through: (1) undertaking baseline surveys Malawi and Zimbabwe; and (2) Education and awareness (printing a vulture colouring book; Carrying out focused education and awareness programmes, targeted at various interest groups, to reduce persecution, poisoning and hunting for ...
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08-12-2010 - Pangolin / Cape Pangolin / Ground Pangolin / Steppe Pangolin
This study focusses on the Ground Pangolins (Smutsia temminckii) living in the arid Kalahari Desert of South Africa. Although limited previous studies have been done on Ground Pangolins, this is the first arid-environment study. Through this study we are trying to shed some light on the ecology and physiology of this enigmatic rare and threatened species, and formulate a conservation strategy for its continued existence.
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08-12-2010 - Black and white ruffed lemur
it's a project of conserving a lemur species, the Varecia variegata variegata in a low and mid elevation evergreen humid forest in East part of Madagascar, exactly in Ambalabe community in Vatomandry district. method used are based on awareness raising and we take the local community as a partner since the discussion untill the application of decision taken
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07-12-2010 - Sahona
Two of the most threatened frog species of Madagascar, Boophis williamsii and Mantidactylus pauliani are very localised, with no more than three spots where they have been found. During a survey we noticed that almost all the exotic forest was burned. This could have a serious consequence on the frog subsistence, and could lead the species to extinction.
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07-11-2010 - Reptiles
The Red List status of 365 reptile species was assessed during a workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar (24 to 28 January 2011). It was attended by four IUCN facilitators, four overseas experts, 15 participants based in Madagascar, including three members of the IUCN/SSC Chameleon Specialist Group.
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04-10-2010 - Clarke's Weaver
Three years back MBZ (2011) kindly funded a research to discover the breeding site of Clarke's Weaver to Nature Kenya, the Birdlife partner in Kenya. The nest had not been found by the time the grant closed. But the systems that were set up as a result of the grant have finally borne fruit, NESTS WERE FOUND.
Many thanks indeed for your support.
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