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Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg

Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg

Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg In 1991 a group of scientists from Copenhagen University decided to establish a research station in the central part of North East Greenland. Research results indicated that in particular the Arctic areas were being influenced by climatic changes even though the concern about global warming was still quite new. Status: Ongoing project Partners: Copenhagen University Website: www.zackenberg.dk Project background Since 1997 Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation has financed the development of the research station with ten houses for land-based research...

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Saving Paradise

Saving Paradise

The Pacific Islands region spreads over more than 38 million km2 of ocean. Within this vast body of water, dry land is in short supply, and represented by a sprinkling of immensely important forested islands. Pacific wildlife is unique – 60% of plants, 70% of birds, 50% of reptiles, 73% of mammals, and 100% of amphibians are found nowhere else on the planet. Sadly, these species have some of the highest extinction rates in the world. Since humans arrived a staggering 2,000 birds have become extinct.

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Sierra de Bahoruco

Sierra de Bahoruco

Sierra de Bahoruco National Park is located in the south-west of the Dominican Republic and is one of the richest tropical highland ecosystems on the island of Hispaniola. The area is recognised as globally important from an ecological perspective, but also provides vital ecosystem services to local communities, such as the provision of food, water and non-timber forest products. In a country experiencing steady population and economic growth, supported by a strong tourism sector, the sustainability of such ecosystem services is critical. The forest also offers vital protection to lowland areas against landslides.

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Gola National Park

Gola National Park

This project was launched in May 2009 by the Presidents of both Liberia and Sierra Leone at a high profile event in Lelhun, Sierra Leone. The Peace Park project is working to develop and implement a trans-boundary conservation model that will ensure cross-border collaboration and guarantee the long term survival of this key part of the Upper Guinea Forest Eco-region through the engagement of local communities and civil society in the active conservation of the forests.

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Lake Victoria Basin

Lake Victoria Basin

With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and the largest tropical lake in the world. The swamps, forests and islands in and around Lake Victoria are important for a diversity of wildlife, and there are at least 16 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) directly connected to the lake system within bordering countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and more in the wider Lake Victoria Basin (including in Rwanda and Burundi). They provide habitat to species such as the Papyrus Gonolek Laniarius mufumbiri (NT), the Shoebill Balaeniceps rex (Vu) as well as important congregations of water birds (e.g. 5,500 breeding pairs of Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo at Lutoboka Point in Uganda).

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