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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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Establishing the Honduran Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center

One of the first programmes to protect amphibian populations from extinction in the wild caused by disease is being set up in Honduras. The new rescue facility will treat infected tadpoles and froglets, raise them to adulthood, and then reintroduce the healthy adults back into their environment.

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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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Recording the understory bird communities in the Peruvian Amazon

Surveys of an under-explored part of the Peruvian Amazon have revealed the rich diversity amongst the understory bird community there

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Could Tela hold one of the Caribbean’s best coral reefs?

A newly discovered reef in Honduras could turn out to be one of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean.

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First surveying of forest canopy epiphytes in Honduras

The first investigation into epiphyte diversity, distribution and biomass on large canopy trees in Honduras has begun to reveal just how diverse these communities are

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Establishing suitable bio-indicators for cloud forest management

A study into epiphytic ferns in Northern Venezuela suggests that, with low levels of effort, time and cost, these species can be monitored and used as indicators of disturbance in cloud forest management

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