Sometimes it feels like the world is advancing at an unprecedented rate, but that isn’t always a bad thing and in this case it is actually very positive. In April, the Nature Conservancy and scientists in the Arnavon Community Marine Conservation area tagged ten endangered Hawksbills with GPS trackers and have been collecting data on them ever since.
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Along with the likes of the giant Panda, Polar Bear, Rhino, Elephant and Tiger, Turtles gain a lot of attention in the conservation world. We’re so used to seeing pictures of them caught in nets that it’s hard to believe that conservation for the humble turtle is actually working. But it is making progress, and here are a few examples of how.
A marine research team from the University of Exeter, who have been following 145 green turtles from 28 different nesting sites using satellite tracking devices in order to discover more about their migration patterns, have found that over 35% of them frequent Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the globe.
This final photo for December comes courtesy of Carmen James from Frontier's Costa Rica, Big Cats, Primates, and Turtles Conservation project. We love the idyllic scene of volunteers relaxing after a hard day of transcets and and data surveys!
Here is our weekly round up of all of our great Science Club articles. This week sees both good news and bad news with the re-introduction of locally extinct species and a worrying look at the dwindling African Lion numbers.
It's been a busy month for Madagascar with spottings of rare eagles and new research findings of lemur behaviour and reptile recovery. Tanzania has also had an exciting few weeks as new science projects have been put into development. All of the Frontier science project news is regularly added to the Society for Environmental Exploration (SEE) website.
Our Project of the Week is Costa Rica Primates, Big Cats and Turtle Conservation so we thought we’d take a look at this beautiful country and bring you all the best things to do, see and eat.
The weeks coming up to Christmas are filled with excitement and anticipation as we look forward to turkey, presents, brandy butter, booze and Christmas television. Another regular fixture which is eagerly awaited each year is the Big Fat Quiz of the Year. Whilst you will have to wait till 27th December for Channel 4’s official Christmas round up, here at frontier we’d like to get you into the game-show spirit.
This week on Into the Wild we will be enlightening those interested on some of the important scientific research carried out on three of our main projects: Costa Rica, Fiji and Tanzania. Here at Frontier we pride ourselves for the high standard of survey work carried out in the field, and we thought this would be a great opportunity to let everyone know what we have recently discovered.