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National and international effort to protect Cuban manatee

The eradication of trawl net fishing in Cuba is just one of the outcomes from a collaborative effort to manage and conserve the Cuban manatee

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Investigating nutrient sources and impacts for offshore reefs in Mexico

Hydrographic and water quality analyses reveal inputs and cycling of wastewater-derived nutrients in two Yucatan lagoons

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The ongoing fight against lionfish

The spread of lionfish through the Western Atlantic and Caribbean has brought devastating results to the region’s coral reefs

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DNA barcoding reveals extent of arthropod biodiversity

The once impossible task of identifying all specimens within a large field collection of arthropod has been remedied using DNA barcoding

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The appeal of landscape-level certification to enhance biodiversity conservation and community development

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have been investigating the viability of landscape-level ecosystem conservation and community development in the context of coffee production, consumption and trade.

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Establishing baseline data on bats for REDD+ verification

Vital baseline information on bats is being collated at Iwokrama Forest in Guyana. The data will provide indications of wider species diversity and abundance.

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Monitoring mammal populations for sustainable hunting

Monitoring the sustainability of hunting levels within the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Peru, is proving successful in maintaining stable populations of animals taken as bush meat whilst ensuring the needs of the local Cocama Indian communities are met

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