Tag Archives: habitats

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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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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How vasectomy affects elephant behaviour in the longer term

A long-term study suggests that vasectomy is a cost-effective, viable way to control elephant populations

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Impact of forest disturbance on the Buton tarsier

A study into tarsiers on Buton Island, Sulawesi, shows that, counter-intuitively, they favour disturbed habitats over areas that have been least affected by human impact, particularly when choosing their sleeping sites

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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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Monitoring endangered iguanas on protected island habitats

Research into endangered iguana species is underway on islands off the north coast of Honduras. Whilst island populations are better protected than their mainland counterparts, these populations may be threatened by the presence of other iguana species on the islands.

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species distribution modelling

Species distribution modelling – an increasingly powerful tool

Distribution modelling is increasingly being used in conservation science, bringing together field data, maps of environmental variables and GIS to create a powerful tool

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