30-09-2013 - Black-headed Bushmaster
The Black-headed Bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) is one of the world's most elusive vipers and only occurs in a small part of Costa Rica. It depends on continuous forest and is likely declining. However, due to its secretive nature, no status assessments exist. The objective of our project is to test methods for locating bushmasters that can be used to help initiate conservation actions.
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30-09-2013 - Reticulated Python
Reticulated Python is one of the most exotic and demanded snake which has exported 1.233.343 as skin from 2000-2010 originally from Indonesia. some other amounts was exported in living condition to fulfill pet market demand. this snake separated into three Subspecies based on morphologic, geographic and molecular study (Auliya, 2002). but there are still many different locations which has unique characters yet to be found
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30-09-2013 - Painted Terrapin
The project is aimed to increase the wild population of Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis), critically endangered freshwater turtle, in habitat through securing the eggs from poaching and natural predation, hatching the eggs, raising the hatchlings in headstarting ponds, release the hatchling into habitat, educate villagers to save this species.
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30-05-2013 - Gharial
This project seeks to assess the status of gharial populations and threats facing them in the Betwa, Ken, Tons and Son rivers (India). In the first phase, we conducted field surveys along Betwa, Ken and Son between February-May 2013, and interview surveys along the Tons in July 2013. The second phase commenced in December 2013, with field surveys and interviews along Ken and Son.
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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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