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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30-05-2013 - Home's hinged tortoise
Many Afrotropical chelonians are globally seriously threatened. Our project deals with the conservation ecology of two Critically Endangered (Kinixys homeana and Cyclanorbis elegans), one Endangered (Kinixys erosa), and two Vulnerable (Kinixys nogueyi, Cyclanorbis senegalensis) species in Togo (West Africa), seriously threatened by illegal hunting and deforestation. Our project is collecting the largest amount of field data on these species in ...
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23-12-2012 - hawksbill sea turtle
In this project, Oceanic Society teamed with the University of Belize's Environmental Research Institute to perform a comprehensive in-water survey of sea turtle distribution and biology at Turneffe Atoll, the largest coral atoll in the western hemisphere. Results are being used to inform management of the newly declared marine protected area at Turneffe, and to understand connectivity of sea turtles in the Wider Caribbean region.
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23-12-2012 - Tomistoma, False Gharial, Sunda Gavial
In this pilot project, The Tomistoma Fund and collaborative organizations focused on creating a better understanding for the endangered Tomistoma crocodile (Tomistoma schlegelii) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Through focused and extensive field research, our organizations have learned the importance and value that can and should be contributed to Tomistoma conservation. With this understanding, new directions can be made to pursue long-term, sustainable ...
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20-12-2012 - River Terrapin
The River Terrapin (Batagur affinis) is one of the "Top 25 Most Critically Endangered Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in the World." This project aims to rehabilitate the severely depleted terrapin population in the river by saving the eggs for incubation; and releasing the hatchlings into the river. Turtle Awareness Programmes are conducted to spread awareness on terrapin conservation among students in Kemaman, Malaysia.
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23-09-2012 - Galapagos pink land iguana
The Galápagos Pink Land Iguana (Conolophus marthae) is listed the IUCN Red List as “Critically Endangered”. Possible hybridation with a syntopic population of C. subcristatus is one of the issues that threaten the existence of this species. This project aims at clarifying the frequency of hybridization and level of genetic introgression between the two species for the purposes of a coming head-start/captive breeding program.
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23-09-2012 - King Cobra
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, and the only one to build a nest for laying eggs. Although widely distributed in South and South-east Asia, there is limited knowledge on the snake's ecology. In this project, we attempt to map the local distribution and study the nesting biology of the species in the Kumaon hills of the Western Himalayas, India.
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20-09-2012 - Assam Roofed Turtle
This project concentrates on gathering information on the temple pond of Assam harboring turtles. The project also aims to support the turtles in these ponds.
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20-09-2012 - Euphrates softshell turtle
The Euphrates softshell turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) is a medium-sized trionychid turtle with a geographic range confined to the Euphrates and Tigris basins of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. The project aims to continue conservation program through assess genetic diversity, raising awareness and community based conservation by publishing booklet and producing film.
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