23-12-2013 - Townsend's Shearwater
This project aims to protect the breeding grounds of the Townsend´s Shearwater and to reduce the impact of mortality factors affecting breeding birds and their offspring on Socorro Island. In this particular component we will change street lights on Socorro Island to minimize casualties associated to light attraction.
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23-12-2013 - Akikiki
We are trying to determine the cause of declines of the Akikiki (
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23-12-2013 - Darien Black spider monkey
We are Monitoring primates species that are Critically Endangered. We are running the first long term study in Panama using a new method to set camera traps at 10 m elevation, the Orion Camera System (OCS), which will be published soon in an international scientific journal. The project is the first studying the arboreal mammals for long period in Panama with12% of our fauna.
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23-12-2013 - Barbados Leaf-toed gecko
The endemic leaf-toed gecko, Phyllodactylus pulcher, was re-discovered on Barbados in 2011 after being assumed extinct for several decades. Data on distribution, abundance, diet and micro-habitat use are being collected, particularly on retreat site characteristics, with views to quantifying the degree of niche overlap with the invasive gecko Hemidactylus mabouia and the possibility of enhancing refugia available in the wild.
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23-12-2013 - Monte Iberia Dwarf frog
Five of the world smallest frogs live in Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean sea. All these species are threatened, most are naturally restricted to small areas with pristine forests. Considering the scarce information on these frogs, this project aims to get updated information on distribution, abundance and status of Eleutherodactylus iberia, E. jaumei, E. cubanus, E. orientalis and E. limbatus.
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23-12-2013 - Locust Coqui (Eng), Coqui Martillito (Spanish)
This project is a baseline amphibian survey of 700 acres of second-growth forest in Patillas, Puerto Rico. The project site consists of two remote mountain valleys that have never been surveyed for amphibians.
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23-12-2013 - Pokemeboy
Acacia anegadensis is a Critically Endangered plant species, endemic to the British Virgin Islands. Although locally abundant on the island of Anegada, the future of this species is not guaranteed. Its main habitat is under extreme pressure for residential and tourism development. This project will investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of A. anegadensis, which is vital knowledge to inform conservation actions.
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30-09-2013 - Black-headed Bushmaster
The Black-headed Bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) is one of the world's most elusive vipers and only occurs in a small part of Costa Rica. It depends on continuous forest and is likely declining. However, due to its secretive nature, no status assessments exist. The objective of our project is to test methods for locating bushmasters that can be used to help initiate conservation actions.
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05-06-2013 - Socorro Dove
The habitat restoration program supported by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund will aid the reintroduction of the Socorro Dove (Zenaida graysoni) by allowing the recovery and growth of areas formerly inhabited by the species and destroyed by sheep overgrazing. Facilities will pvovide the Revillagigedo Archipelago Biosphere Reserve with a constant production of seedlings to restore Socorro Island to a near pristine condition.
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05-06-2013 - Maui Parrotbill or Kiwikiu
This year, a new 600 hectare natural area reserve, Nakula, was designated by the State of Hawaii, and is currently being fenced. While no Kiwikiu (Maui Parrotbill) currently exist in this reserve, the goal is to restore the forest and reintroduce Kiwikiu to this part of Maui.
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