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Tana River – Conservation and Development

Posted by on Mar 6, 2010 in Africa, Projects | Comments Off on Tana River – Conservation and Development

Tana River – Conservation and Development

The project targeted the Tana River Delta (02 30’ S, 40 20’ E), in Tana River and Lamu Districts of Coast Province. The delta has an estimated area of 130,000 ha within altitude of 0-37 m above sea level. Tana Delta presents a complex system of freshwater, brackish lakes and streams, saline grasslands and wetlands and successional stages of forest woodland on the river banks and dunes parallel to the shore. This complex habitat hosts biodiversity of global conservation importance. Given the unique biodiversity, Tana Delta has been recognized globally, as Important Bird Area/Key Biodiversity Area and therefore the site has been prioritized by Nature Kenya for conservation action.

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WSPA – Human Elephant conflict reduction

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in Africa, Projects | Comments Off on WSPA – Human Elephant conflict reduction

WSPA – Human Elephant conflict reduction

In 2009, WSPA and the Tanzania Wildlife Research lnstitute (TAWIRI) co-operated with local villages to develop a practical approach that proved to work successfully; the chilli fence. The chillies used are so strong that they are completely inedible for humans, and elephants cannot stand neither the taste nor the smell. When the chillies are used in the fences it effectively keeps the elephants away. A good example is a 14 day test we did in 2009, when the fence was tested by 24 local farmers. The results were amazing: No elephants entered the fields enclosed by the chili i fences, while the fields that were surrounded by regular fences were protected to 171(reported) cases of “break in”.

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WSPA – Reintroduction of Bonobos

Posted by on Jun 26, 2009 in Africa, Projects | Comments Off on WSPA – Reintroduction of Bonobos

WSPA – Reintroduction of Bonobos

The main aim of the project is to secure the survival of the species in the wild. Through thorough measuring and registration, we will be able to use our experiences to create a basis for a proper register that contains knowledge to be used over the next few years. The bonobos will also be counted and monitored to prevent poaching and to keep track of how well the bonobos survive on their own.

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Forests of Fiji

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009 in Asia, Projects | Comments Off on Forests of Fiji

Forests of  Fiji

Forests of Fiji – Creating Permanent Forest Estates for the Benefit of Fiji’s People and Biodiversity. The tropical forests of the FijiIslands contain some of the richest natural communities of all the oceanic islands of the Pacific and these forests are critical for the conservation of Fiji’s endemic biodiversity. Fiji’s forests also contribute substantially to the quality of life of the rural people, providing timber and non-timber products, and environmental services such as soil conservation, water catchment, and carbon sinks.

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Building on success

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Global, Projects | Comments Off on Building on success

Building on success

To date the six Partners have worked in more than 45 sites that include at least 5 designated Ramsar sites. A remarkable achievement has been the designation of 3 new Protected Areas in Brazil and 2 in Nepal. Proposals to ensure governmental recognition and the long term conservation of another 15 sites are also currently under development. In addition, the Partners are feeding scientific information into Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and national reports and are developing or updating management plans in 5 sites.

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WWF – Illegal wildlife trade

Posted by on Jan 1, 2009 in Asia, Projects | Comments Off on WWF – Illegal wildlife trade

WWF – Illegal wildlife trade

Illegal wildlife trade is driving a rapid extinction of species throughout the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)1 and is arguably one of the most pressing drivers of biodiversity loss in the region. Species that have suffered drastic declines include charismatic large mammals such as tiger Panthera tigris, Sumatran rhino Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, Javan rhino Rhinoceros sondaicus, and Asian elephant Elephas maximus. Numerous lesser known animal and plant species have also been affected, including pangolins Manis spp., slow lorises Nycticebus spp., freshwater turtles and tortoises, agarwood Aquilaria spp., and various wild orchid species.

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Roche Caiman Sanctuary

Posted by on Jan 1, 2009 in Africa, Projects | Comments Off on Roche Caiman Sanctuary

Roche Caiman Sanctuary

The project will build and equip a small visitor’s centre at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman, located in greater Victoria (the capital city. Nature Seychelles manages the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman (which was restored through a grant by Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation). The visitor’s centre will consolidate those and will be a welcome addition to it’s environmental education and awareness programs.

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Saving the treasures of the Caribbean

Posted by on Mar 5, 2008 in Projects, South America | Comments Off on Saving the treasures of the Caribbean

Saving the treasures of the Caribbean

The Turquino-Bayamesa watershed in easternmost Cuba includes one Important Bird Area (IBA), the Bayamesa and Turquino National Parks IBA, and supports many threatened and endemic birds. While much of this watershed is still forested, there are problems with illegal hunting and wood cutting, inappropriate agricultural practices, pollution and disturbance. Centro Nacional de Áreas Protegidas (CNAP, BirdLife in Cuba) and their local collaborators are in the process of developing demonstration agro-forestry plots in two areas, Pino del Agua and María Tomaza, and tree nurseries to assist in ecosystem restoration in these two National Parks.

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State of the world’s birds

Posted by on Mar 5, 2008 in Global, Projects | Comments Off on State of the world’s birds

State of the world’s birds

This project, coordinated by the BirdLife Secretariat from its Cambridge Office, builds on the ground-breaking publication, State of the world’s birds 2004, which highlighted that species were vanishing at many times their natural extinction rate. It aims to provide clearer guidance to conservation organisations including the BirdLife Partnership, policy-makers, the business community and the general public as to what priority actions and approaches can be taken to conserve birds and other biodiversity.

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Conserving marine biodiversity

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008 in Global, Projects | Comments Off on Conserving marine biodiversity

Conserving marine biodiversity

The global marine environment is under considerable stress, and facing a multitude of threats. Only 1.1% of the world’s seas are under any form of protected area designation, compared to 11 % of the earth’s land surface. Worldwide, the main threat has been the over-exploitation of marine resources, leading to the collapse of fisheries and livelihoods, and population declines in marine mammals and birds. The use of drift and trawl nets, and long-lining, continue to have a devastating impact on wildlife populations.

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