08-12-2009 - Geoffroy's Woolly Monkey
In accordance with IUCN Red List, Lagothrix cana is listed as Endangered, given that at least a 50% of its population has declined in the last 45 years. We intend to determine the conservation status of the species in two conservation units in the Amazon basin, assessing the human impact as its threat and providing conservational education to local population.
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25-11-2009 - Scott's Tree Kangaroo (Tenkile)
The Tenkile Conservation Alliance (TCA) is a conservation NGO establishing in Papua New Guinea. TCA works to save the critically endangered Tenkile (Scott's Tree Kangaroo) and Weimang (Golden-mantled Tree Kangaroo) from extinction. TCA is establishing the Torricelli Mountain Range (where the Tenkile and Weimang are found) as a legally protected Conservation Area. TCA works directly with 39 villages, approximately 10,000 people.
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25-11-2009 - Southern Muriqui
This project main objective is to start mapping the distribution and determine the conservation status of the extant wild populations of the endangered southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides), in the Atlantic forest remnants of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. SÃ£o Paulo State harbors the most significant remnants of the Biome which the subjects studyÂ´s species is endemic.
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25-11-2009 - Himalayan Wolf
This was the first project on the wolves in the Himalayan region of India. The main objectives were to gather the information about the status, distribution, conflict with human due to livestock predation and, further, identify the important areas for wolf conservation.
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25-11-2009 - Marbled cat
There is little known about the status or ecology of marbled cats, Asiatic golden cats, or clouded leopards in Sumatra; but extensive habitat degradation is though to be causing significant population declines. We are using camera trapping techniques to assess the current population of the felids in one national park and to identify critical habitat for the implementation of conservation initiatives.
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25-11-2009 - Northern Pudu
To analyse and compare genetically and morphologically the two allopatric populations of Pudu mephistophiles, and the population of Pudu puda.
Verify in the field the separation of both Pudu mehistophiles populations, and the separation with Mazama chunyi.
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20-10-2009 - Spinner dolphins
Dolphin watching tourism at Lovina, Bali developed from the late 1980s when local artisanal fishers formed self-regulating cooperatives. Up to 180 dedicated small fishing vessels carry passengers to watch dolphins that are predictably found close to shore. The operation largely caters for Western tourists, mostly tertiary-educated. This research examined the sustainability status of dolphin watching in Lovina from ecological, social, economic and ...
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15-10-2009 - Snow leopard
The endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is among the least known big cat. Using refined non-invasive genetic techniques, we conducted surveys in areas lacking information on population size or structure, and assessed genetic variation across large sections of leopard range in Central Asia. We trained range-country biologists and helped build the capacity of wildlife genetics laboratories in Nepal and Bhutan.
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15-10-2009 - Sumatran rhino
The overarching goal of the proposed project is to advance the effort to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino from extinction. Our objective within the scope of this grant is to increase the number of Sumatran rhinos contributing genetically to the captive breeding program which serves as an insurance population for the rapidly dwindling wild population.
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15-10-2009 - Heaviside's Dolphin
The Namibian Dolphin Project aims to collect baseline information on dolphins and whales in the coastal waters of Namibia, in southwest Africa. We collect information on Heaviside's dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, to help us protect and manage these populations. We also work closely with local people to teach them more about the value of conserving their local marine biodiversity. Find out more at www.namibiandolphinproject.com.
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