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Geographic Profiling – a novel tool for locating tarsier sleeping sites

An analytical tool developed for use within criminology is being put to good use in ecological research. It has proved particularly useful in locating species in challenging habitats.

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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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Range-restricted endemics under-represented in ex-situ conservation breeding programmes

New research has demonstrated that many species groups representing the highest extinction risk are actually underrepresented in zoo breeding programmes

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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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Understanding indirect interactions when livestock occupy protected areas

New research suggests that wise management of mixed predator-prey communities can often create desirable indirect effects for the conservation of native biodiversity

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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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Herbivore distribution patterns mapped on SA Game Reserve

Data gathered on a South African game reserve shows the importance of terrain type for herbivores within the reserves and the accuracy of using line-transect sampling as opposed to aerial surveys to gather the data. The results will aid conservation planning on the reserves.

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