23-05-2012 - Bay Island Forest Lizard
In the tropical Andaman Islands, the forest floor lizard community is affected by introduced spotted deer. This indirect negative effect of an introduced mammalian herbivore on endemic lizards was documented in a study conducted by a team of Indian ecologists from 2012 to 2014. They found that spotted deer, by extensively browsing on the under-story vegetation, reduce cover and consequently depress lizard densities.
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23-05-2012 - March's Emerald Palm Viper
March's Emerald Palm Viper is a montane viper from Guatemala and Honduras. It's conservation status is unknown but considering its small geographic range, habitat specificity for cloud forest and the fractured nature of this habitat, it is considered endangered and in decline. This project conducts the first ecological study, investigating diet selection and providing the first population density estimates of this poorly studied viper.
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22-01-2012 - Hawksbill turtle
Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) launched in 2010 the Marine Turtle Conservation Project in collaboration with various organisations in the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. By tracking marine turtles through the region, EWS-WWF aims to raise the collective awareness of their plight, and provide concrete links at an international level upon which local and regional conservation agendas may be developed.
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12-01-2012 - Yellow-headed Tortoise
The Yellow-headed tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) lives throughout southeast Asia. The species inhabits areas near a water source such as a stream. This study aims to investigate its ecology within the The Rajaji National Park in India (250 km north of Delhi).
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04-01-2012 - Gecko vert de Bourbon
The main objective of the Reunion day gecko' project is to assess taxonomic identity of all Phelsuma borbonica populations (including Reunion and Agalegae Islands) based on phenotypic and genetic evidence. Such data will help assessing conservation priorities that should focus on highly isolated or divergent taxa, including possible new ones.
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27-10-2011 - Pasteur’s desert-racer
Project aims to increase the current knowledge about biodiversity of the PN Banc d’Arguin (PNBA), in particular of the reptiles Mesalina pasteuri, Tarentola chazaliae, Lythorhynchus diadema, and Varanus griseus (all not listed in IUCN red list). The aims were to determine the distribution in the PNBA, identify suitable areas for the occurrence of the target species, and characterise selected habitats.
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26-10-2011 - Mary River turtle
The natural habitat of the endangered Mary River turtle is restricted to the Mary River in south east Queensland, Australia. Tiaro & District Landcare Group are committed to increasing its chances of survival through conservation actions (protect wild nests from predators) and encouraging people to value and care for its habitat, the Mary River.
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26-10-2011 - Boelen's python
Boelen’s python (Morelia boeleni) is endemic to New Guinea found in highlands above 1000 m and below the tree line. Our recent work on the conservation genetics of this species, the first ever genetic survey of this species, shows that all captive and wild M. boeleni are genetically uniform and raise particular concern for the limited genetic diversity of M. boeleni used captive breeding programs.
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26-10-2011 - Saharan rock agama
The project proposes to achieve four main objectives using data collected during a field expedition to Niger: 1) Assess the distribution of Agama tassiliensis; 2) Habitat characterization; 3) Derive a predictive model of occurrence; and 4) Conservation status assessment.
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17-07-2011 - Radiated tortoise
Surveys in southern Madagascar for Critically Endangered Radiated Tortoises (Astrochelys radiata). We estimate a total of 55 tortoises over 5.19 km2, with a 1.83:1 males-to-female ratio. We emphasise the need for additional tortoise studies, particularly in the unstudied area of Conservation Zone of Ifotaka-North Protected Area, and review tortoise conservation efforts in southern Madagascar
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