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Exploring Whale Shark Movements in Indonesia

Reaching a maximum length of 18 metres and weighing up to 21 tons, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the world’s largest fish and is found circumglobally in tropical and temperate seas. Though we know surprisingly little about the natural history and behaviour of these massive animals, they are known to gather seasonally in large […]

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Cetacean spotting in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is getting a conservation boost with plans for a marine conservation program. In collaboration with the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide, Conservation International conducted a scoping study of cetaceans in Timor-Leste. In five days, 10 whale and dolphin species were recorded. Over 2,200 individuals were sighted. Local guides, fishermen, conservation groups and […]

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Technology is the key to conservation

A new paper has described technology as the key to conservation. From satellites to drones, technology has continually demonstrated its usefulness amongst conservationists. A group of international ecologists, incuding our very own Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh  from the newly minted Centre for Applied Conservation Science, published the paper about the benefits of technology in conservation. The paper, entitled  “Integration of […]

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Technology, Science and Conservation in the Asia-Pacific

Technology is an important part of conservation research and none more so than in developing regions. Dave Emmett, Senior Vice-President of the Asia-Pacific Field Division, Conservation International, walks us through the technological approaches to conservation research. From satellites to drones, camera traps to DNA analysis, our ever-evolving technological landscape is transforming our understanding of biodiversity. Watch his […]

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Seminar: Using soundscapes to detect forest degradation

Dr Zuzana Burivalova, postdoctoral research fellow from Princeton University, will present a seminar entitled “Using soundscapes to detect different degrees of tropical forest degradation”. Abstract Communities and indigenous people play a fundamental role in tropical forest management and they are often efficient at preventing deforestation. In Papua New Guinea, the majority of land is officially […]

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