Tag Archives: conservation management

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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Putting the right price on conservation?

We should be wary of assuming that paying off resource users is a viable long term conservation strategy. It remains just one alternative in the range of options designed to combine the needs of resource users and the wider imperatives associated with conserving what remains of our shared environment

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New threat to endangered sea turtles

Rising beach temperatures are posing a new threat to endangered sea turtles. A successful conservation project in Mexico is now looking to widen its scope to monitor ambient temperatures in turtle nests.

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Habitat restoration aiding the recovery of the Maui Parrotbill

A project to protect and restore the habitat of the critically-endangered Maui Parrotbill is underway in Maui, Hawaii, ahead of moves to encourage repopulation of the species

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First long term study of primate crop-raiding in Asia published

A study which took place on Buton Island, Indonesia on the crop-raiding behaviour of the Buton macaque has found that some troops spend up to a third of their time feeding on crops in farmers’ fields

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How the invisible Baird’s tapir can inform conservation management policies

A range of monitoring techniques, including non-invasive genetics, have been employed in a study on Baird’s tapir in Honduras, which has shown that the species will be locally extinct within a few years without prompt intervention

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