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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15-10-2009 - Javan gibbon
Javan gibbon (Hylobates molloch) which is endemic to Java,Indonesia. This species is heading to extinction due to forest degradation and land conversion for agriculture.A survey of Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) was conducted in the Dieng mountains and Mt.Slamet, Central Java, to assess current population status and its distribution, including factors threatening the species.
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14-10-2009 - Striped hyena
To adapt a new, non-invasive and cost-effective footprint identification technique (FIT) for monitoring the elusive and endangered striped hyena in Turkey. This beautiful animal is widely persecuted and there are no comprehensive population monitoring strategies. FIT is a species-specific monitoring tool developed by WildTrack (www.wildtrack.org)and can give high accuracy in identifying at the species, individual, age-class and sex levels.
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