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Entries from January 30th, 2009

Standardizing Raptor Road Surveys in Africa

January 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Discussion Forum

  I have set up this post primarily for the benefit of those who would like to contribute toward the above discussion. Raptor road surveys are conducted throughout the world. It makes sense to standardize a cost-efficient system where data are collected with the minimum of effort. Simon Thomsett and I have been collecting raptor road […]

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Montagu’s Harrier research in the Sahel

January 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Raptor Research

  Below is an exciting account of the work conducted on Montagu’s Harriers in the Sahel by the Dutch Montagu’s Harrier Foundation. Special thanks goes to Christine Trierweiler for providing the information and photographs.  Aims of our Montagu’s Harrier work in the Sahel We started our work in January-February 2006. Our aims are: a) to […]

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Potential decline of large raptors as a consequence of the commercial trade in bushmeat in the Ebo forest, Cameroon

January 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Threats to Raptors

  The Ebo forest in southwestern Cameroon covers over 1500km2 of mountainous mixed evergreen and deciduous forest and basalt outcrops. The challenging terrain has limited the extent of both timber exploitation and, until recently, the worst ravages of the commercial trade in bushmeat.  Consequently, the forest retains a relatively intact fauna.

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What to do with captive bred Taita Falcons?

January 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Captive Breeding and Restoration

  Unexpected breeding success from a pair of captive Taita Falcons (Falco fasciinucha) leads me to contemplate the fate of this offspring.  The aim of the Zimbabwe Falconers’ Club (Z.F.C.) Taita Falcon breeding project was to establish a captive population from which to propagate the species and ultimately release Taita Falcons to the wild (Hartley, […]

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