Reef survey of entire East African coast

An ambitious project to collect data on the reef fish community structure along the whole of East Africa’s coast aims to provide a baseline understanding to underpin and inform future conservation efforts.

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Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on Eastern Arc Mountain forest chameleons

Research into chameleons’ sensitivity to landscape alteration in East Africa shows that species vary in their response. Some species increase in population density as a result of habitat fragmentation, partially counteracting the population decline from habitat loss.

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Using macro-invertebrate communities to assess environmental condition in UK freshwaters

Macro-invertebrates have been widely used for many years to assess environmental condition.

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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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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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Making the most of the Blue Planet generation

Recent years have seen a new type of diver emerge; one who wants more than just a chance to see a coral reef with their own eyes, and who feels empowered to make a difference in the growing struggle to protect these ecosystems for the future.

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