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Maremani Nature Reserve

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Africa | Comments Off on Maremani Nature Reserve

Maremani Nature Reserve

Maremani Nature Reserve In northernmost South Africa close to the Limpopo River, which is the frontier to Zimbabwe, the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation has since 1999 developed a nature reserve of 38,000 ha. Duration: Ongoing Website: www.maremani.com Project background Through the acquisition of a number of arid hunting and infertile farming areas it has become possible to let the natural animal life of the wooded savannah regenerate in a large continuous natural area without internal fences, but with watering holes and secure...

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Nature conservation in Scotland

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Europe | Comments Off on Nature conservation in Scotland

Nature conservation in Scotland

Nature conservation in Scotland In Scotland Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation owns three natural areas – magnificent sceneries where the biological diversity as well as other natural values are developed and conserved by careful nature management. Duration: Ongoing Project background The Aage V Jensen Foundation have three conservation properties in Scotland – Comer, Invertrossachs and Claonaig. Comer and Invertrossachs are located in Central Scotland within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and Claonaig is located on the...

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Greenland Institute of natural resources

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Greenland Institute of natural resources

Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation’s greatest commitment in Greenland is the establishment of the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk. The Institute has made it possible for Greenland to take the scientific studying and monitoring of Greenland’s nature in its own hands. The main building from 1998 houses laboratories, offices and common facilities for 40 employees. It is of high functional and architectural quality, faced with natural materials and with beautiful inflow of light. In 2000 an annex was built containing flats and rooms for visiting researchers, and in 2011 the main building of the Institute was extended to make room for further 25 employees.

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Research Station Zackenberg and Daneborg

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Greenland, Projects | Comments Off on 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...

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Saving Paradise

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Asia, Projects | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Projects, South America | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Africa, Projects | Comments Off on 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

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Africa, Projects | Comments Off on 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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WWF – Biodiversity Annamites

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Asia, Projects | Comments Off on WWF – Biodiversity Annamites

WWF – Biodiversity Annamites

Forming the southern part of the globally important Greater Annamites Ecoregion, the Southern Annamites is a key site for the protection of Vietnam’s rarest large mammals and a host of range restricted and endemic species. Natural vegetation in this landscape is predominantly semi-evergreen/wet evergreen forest. Somewhat isolated from similar forests in the Annamites mountain chain, these lowland forests have a distinctive bird and mammal fauna. Of the 122 mammal species known from the Ecoregion, three are near-endemic species, and two are endemic. Some of the threatened species in this assemblage include the tiger, Asian elephant, black-shanked douc, gaur, banteng, Southern serow, clouded leopard, pygmy loris, pig-tailed macaque, dhole, Malayan sun bear and smooth-coated otter.

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Nepcon – Maiau Basin Sabah

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Asia, Projects | Comments Off on Nepcon – Maiau Basin Sabah

Nepcon – Maiau Basin Sabah

The Maliau Basin, also known as The Lost World of Sabah, is situated in the heart of Sabah, Borneo, and belongs to some of the most biologically diverse areas in the tropics. BirdLife International has designated the area as an IBA with more than 270 bird species; hereof many listed on IUCN’s Red List. Now, the previous Malaysian project partner, the Sabah Foundation, has invited NEPCon to participate in a project, which shall update the management plan. This once more provides a unique opportunity to provide special Danish assistance to the protection of the Maliau Basin, which is part of the few, but globally significant conservation areas that have escaped the heavy logging activities and forest conversions affecting large tracts of Sabah and the rest of Borneo.

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