13-11-2011 - Freshwater sawfish
Sawfishes are arguably the most threatened marine fishes in the world. All seven species have experienced global declines of at least 90% due to fisheries overexploitation and habitat loss; consequently they're listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. We will develop a Global Sawfish Conservation Strategy: clear, global-scale prioritized recommendations for meaningful research, education and conservation action to secure a future for ...
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27-06-2011 - Liver-oil shark
As top predators chondrichthyans are key components of their marine ecosystem and are vulnerable to fishing pressure. The aim of the project is to identify habitat uses, vertical movements and regional migrations of Galeorhinus galeus and Atlantoraja castelnaui using satellite technology. Behaviour, environmental variables, primary production and the commercial fishery fleet movements will be linked in a GIS to build new conservation and ...
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27-06-2011 - Common Sawfish
This project aims at contributing to the management of Orango National Park, in Guinea Bissau, for the conservation of West African marine biodiversity and in particular sharks, rays and threatened sawfish species. Its objective is to ensure that sustainable fishing practices are enforced in order to secure the long-term livelihood of local communities from the Archipelago of the Bijagos.
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27-06-2011 - Banggai cardinal fish
The Banggai cardinal fish (BCF) (Pterapogon kauderni) is an endangered, endemic marine fish species, with a very limited geographic range in the Banggai archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a target species for the aquarium trade, and wild populations have been drastically reduced by over-collection. The project aims to assist local stakeholders to develop conservation program for protection and sustainable management of the BCF.
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27-06-2011 - Humphead Wrasse
Reef fish spawning aggregations are predictable in space and time and therefore provide an opportunity for local fishers to easily catch large numbers of reproductively active fish, endangering the future sustainability of coral reef fisheries. This work aims conduct artisanal fishery assessments and promote long-term sustainability of local marine resources using the Humphead Wrasse as flagship species on Kia Island, Fiji.
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09-12-2010 - Beluga, European or Great Sturgeon
Of six Danube sturgeon species, five are Critically Endangered, with one species already extinct. Illegal harvest and caviar trade are the greatest direct threat to their survival. A compilation of background information, an under-cover market survey in Romania and Bulgaria - the two most relevant countries - and DNA analysis of caviar samples provide strong evidence to initiate determined counteractions by authorities and decision-makers.
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04-10-2010 - Scalloped hammerhead shark
The Malpelo Island, declared World Heritage Site, represent for numerous pelagic species a huge aggregation place for cleaning, feeding, mating and resting in their Pacific migration routes. The main objective of the project is to determine movements and migratory patterns of Hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, with acoustic telemetry, a valuable tool to understand the ecology and distribution of sharks.
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30-09-2010 - Tiger shark
Within Australian waters, biological and historical catch analysis of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) remains data deficient, and there is urgent need of appropriate conservation and management arrangements to be developed for the species. The aim of this research is to examine the life history, ecology and population structure of tiger sharks in east coast Australian and broader South Pacific waters.
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07-06-2010 - Carpita de Morelos
This project assessed the exact distribution of this small Mexican fish species (Carpitade Morelos). It estimated its population size in its current distributional area and evaluated the genetic diversity of the species by means of microsatellite DNA analysis. Finally, a report was authored to assist in the recovery and conservation of the Carpitade Morelos.
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14-02-2010 - Great Hammerhead Shark
This project is investigating the movements and migrations of the Endangered great hammerhead shark. This project is being conducted along the east-coast of Australia. At present, no migration information is available in regard to this species.
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