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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30-05-2013 - Mottled Snailsucker
.The impact of amphibian declines on the upper trophic levels is difficult to access. Snakes provide a model for study as many species prey upon amphibians or their eggs. Some species of presumed molluscivores have been impacted drastically as their diet also includes frog eggs. Changes in their diet are suspected to put them in competition with other snake species.
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30-05-2013 - Central American River Turtle or Hicatee Turtle
Zoo Miami is working with the Lamanai Field Research Center in Northern Belize to learn more about the behaviors of the Hicatee or Central American River Turtle (Dermatemys mawi) through radio tracking and a mark-recapture study. In addition, they have created an educational program to help teach the locals about the importance of a sustainable existence with this unique turtle.
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29-05-2013 - Holdridge's Toad
Holdridge’s Toad is endemic to Costa Rica’s cloud forest. They suffered a dramatic decline and were last observed in 1984, it was recently rediscovered after 25 years since its last observation. This project aim to know potential threats like of Bd, small population size and lack of protection of the site, for to know the current conservation status.
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