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Guyana – Reduced Impact Logging – is this a workable concept for biodiversity protection? Conservation Guyana Opwall News 

Guyana – Reduced Impact Logging – is this a workable concept for biodiversity protection?

Written by Dr Tim Coles Protecting forests from any form of exploitation as National Parks, Wildlife Preserves or any of a number of conservation categories, is a key component of forest and wildlife protection in most countries.  However, this strategy is never going to affect more than around 10% of the forests in a country (note there are exceptions to... Read More
Indonesia – Tracks and signs in the Buton forest Conservation Indonesia Opwall News 

Indonesia – Tracks and signs in the Buton forest

Written by Tom Martin The forests of Buton Island (the location of our Indonesian terrestrial study site) are home to several species of large endemic mammal. All these mammals remain poorly studied, partly because Wallacean species have been neglected by zoologists generally, but also because they are extremely hard to even observe, let alone study. Their shy nature and the... Read More
Indonesia – Addressing Wallacean shortfall on Buton Island Conservation Indonesia Opwall News 

Indonesia – Addressing Wallacean shortfall on Buton Island

Written by Tom Martin Conservation efforts in tropical ecosystems are frequently hindered by a lack of understanding of these ecosystems. Two major knowledge gaps facing conservation scientists are the fact so many species remain undiscovered and undescribed in the tropics (this is known as ‘Linnean shortfall’ by biogeographers, after Linneaus – the inventor of modern taxonomy) and that the distributions... Read More