06-07-2010 - Sanje mangabey
Our study examines gastrointestinal parasitic infection in a population of endangered Sanje mangabeys in the Udzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve, Tanzania. Through primate censuses and fecal collection, we document infection prevalence in relation to human encroachment and habitat destruction. As there are fewer than 1000 individuals left in this population, assessing the risk of disease infection is a necessary step for effective conservation.
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05-07-2010 - Grevy's zebra
The aims of this project were to (1) understand the factors influencing foal survival in the endangered Grevy's zebra, and (2) investigate how landscape use patterns of lactating female zebra are influenced by differences in forage quality. We discovered that first year foal survival is less than 30% and that lactating females choose areas in which forage contains significantly higher quantities of key nutrients.
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09-06-2010 - Atlantic Humpback Dolphin
The Atlantic humpback dolphin is among the planet’s most rare and threatened marine mammals. Endemic to West Africa, the species has declined precipitously in recent years. This project aims to assess essential life history parameters (population size, preferred habitats, threats) for the species in Gabon and Congo, and to raise awareness of the species amongst local resource managers, resource users, and the NGO community.
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09-06-2010 - Saiga antelope
This project’s goal is to reduce the drivers for and control illegal hunting of saiga antelope across the Ustyurt Plateau in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. FFI aims to better understand migration routes and breeding grounds; raise awareness and engage local communities in saiga conservation; provide technical and resource support to state and local ranger groups to develop and implement an anti-poaching strategy; and foster transboundary ...
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08-06-2010 - Western black crested gibbon
One of the project’s goals is to identify priority actions with local stakeholders to protect the Western black crested gibbon at Nam Kan National Protected Area. In addition, Fauna & Flora International supported preparation of a national gibbon conservation action plan for Lao PDR with the western black crested gibbon as one of the priority species for the country.
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07-06-2010 - Giant otter
Giant otter groups have been monitored by telemetry in the Vermelho and Miranda rivers in the Southern Pantanal and this work has provided valuable information about the biology of this threatened species as well as highlighting the need for data critical to its conservation.
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07-06-2010 - San Martin Titi Monkey
The goal of the peruvian NGO Proyecto Mono Tocón is to protect the endemic and critically endangered San Martin Titi Monkey (Callicebus oenanthe). Additional research and conservation activities are being developped for other peruvian primate species.
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07-06-2010 - Pygmy hippopotamus
The University of Georgia pygmy hippo project aims to assess the conservation biology of this species in the Moa River region of Sierra Leone. We are assessing distribution, abundance, and basic life history using a variety of field techniques. Our team is also undertaking environmental education programs and collaborating with others studying pygmy hippos.
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06-06-2010 - Andean cat
We contributed to build the Laboratory of Parasitology in the Bolivian Collection of Fauna, by equipping it with laboratory and computer equipment to conduct parasitology analysis, diet estimation and establishing a data base. Our major goal is to establish a Program for studying the trophic and parasitic relationships between high Andean carnivores and their rodent prey, aiming the conservation of the Andean cat and its habitat.
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06-06-2010 - Sumatran rhino
The Sumatran rhino is Critically Endangered; less than 200 individuals remain in the wild. The International Rhino Foundation operates Rhino Protection Units, elite four-person anti-poaching teams, in two of the three main habitats left for Sumatran rhinos. These units, called RPUs, patrol national parks, monitoring rhinos, tigers, elephants and other threatened species, removing snares and traps, and apprehending poachers and encroachers.
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