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Bui Hippo Project
Hippos of the Black Volta River Print E-mail
ImageThe hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius) is considered widespread and secure by the IUCN (Eltringham in Oliver 1993). However populations in West Africa have been in decline for at least a hundred years and only 7,000 animals are thought to be left in the entire subcontinent, compared with 150,000 animals in Eastern and Southern Africa.
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Monitors of the Black Volta Print E-mail
There are two monitor lizards in Bui National Park, the Nile monitor Varanus niloticus and Bosc's monitor Varanus exathematicus. In Ghana the Nile monitor is completely protected by law. Bosc's monitor is not protected and many of them are caught each year to be shipped to the USA and Europe for the pet trade.
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Birds of Bui, Black Volta, Ghana Print E-mail
We are very grateful to Leo Mastromatteo for adding substantially to this list of birds seen within the National Park between 1996 and 1997.
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Dragonflies of Bui National Park Print E-mail

Oh what dragonflies

 

 

 

 
Bats of Bui National Park Print E-mail
Batty Bui Bats Better Build Boats
 
Mammals of Bui National Park Print E-mail
Alas no tigers
 
Mampam of Bui National Park Print E-mail
Mampam might make many more mates maybe mighty muddy at Bui National Park
 
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The Butaan Project
Monitoring Individuals 2
butaan4.jpgWe tape spool and line devices to butaan that have been caught and release them at the exact point of capture as soon as possible. Spool and line data gives us a detailed account of the animals' movementes for a few hours, days or weeks after release.  We have also used spool and line very effectively on other animals, including the endemic Polillo forest snail Helicostyla portei
 

 

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