20-09-2012 - Puerto Rican worm lizard
This project aims to quantify the genetic and morphological diversity of the endemic Puerto Rican Worm Lizard (Amphisbaena caeca). We want to know how this diversity is distributed in order to understand the biogeographic history of the species and to define units with significance for conservation.
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20-09-2012 - Puerto Rico manjack (PR), Black sage (BVI)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's UK Overseas Territories Programme are working together with British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican partners to conserve the Critically Endangered plant, Cordia rupicola, a member of the Boraginaceae family.
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23-05-2012 - Black-capped Petrel
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) set out on an expedition to capture Black-capped Petrels, affix radio transmitters, and track the seabirds to new nesting locations that could be monitored and protected. Unfortunately, we were unable to capture any Black-capped Petrels, but did learn a lot about the difficulties of capturing the seabird and conditions necessary to do so.
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23-05-2012 - Ricord's Iguana
Hispaniola is the only island in the Caribbean where two species of Rock Iguanas occur. The formation of Hispaniola is most likely the cause for this unique distribution. One species of iguana is thought to have been on each paleoisland before they collided to form Hispaniola. The mystery is in what species was on what paleoisland and how they manage to co-occur today.
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23-05-2012 - March's Emerald Palm Viper
March's Emerald Palm Viper is a montane viper from Guatemala and Honduras. It's conservation status is unknown but considering its small geographic range, habitat specificity for cloud forest and the fractured nature of this habitat, it is considered endangered and in decline. This project conducts the first ecological study, investigating diet selection and providing the first population density estimates of this poorly studied viper.
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08-03-2012 - Honduran rosewood
Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Ya’axché Conservation Trust, and partners are increasing patrols in the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve, Toledo District, Belize to thwart the urgent threat of illegal logging in and around the Preserve, and are conducting population assessments and species verification of D. stevensonii to design and sustain long term conservation strategies for this highly valued tree species.
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04-01-2012 - Maui Parrotbill; 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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04-01-2012 - Acer skutchii
I examined the ecology and genetics of all Acer skutchii populations in America. As a result, I identified that the maple from western Mexico was a different species: Acer bizayedii (new species). This project was decisive to the establishment of a new protected natural area. The protected area was created on January 2016 to ensure the preservation of Acer binzayedii and its natural habitat.
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04-01-2012 - Mexican long-nosed bat
The Mexican long-nosed bat is highly susceptible to extinction because is a food and habitat specialist, roosts in caves, and is migratory. Pregnant females of this bat migrate every spring from central Mexico to the south-western United States following the blooms of century plants. We aim to understand the status of the bat’s migratory corridor and identify critical sites necessary to maintain viable populations.
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04-01-2012 - Hispaniolan Hutia
This project studies home range, distribution and habitat use of the Hispaniolan hutia using a combination of GPS and radio telemetry. A key aim is to train fieldworkers within the Dominican Republic in order to give them the experience and skills to monitor threatened species and be able to implement conservation measures in the future.
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