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Identifying and protecting spider monkeys in Ecuador

Using a combination of GIS modelling and field data, a priority conservation site for the critically endangered brown-headed spider monkey has been identified in NW Ecuador.

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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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REDD scheme: a viable method for protecting biodiversity?

The UN REDD scheme has so far attracted over US$ 4.5 billion in pledged funds. But will REDD funded projects really help biodiversity protection and if so how are biodiversity performance criteria going to be built into such schemes and then monitored?.

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