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Glossop Gazette Print E-mail

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Bat Surveys - UK Print E-mail
With 16 years experience of conducting high quality bat surveys worldwide, Mampam Conservation now offers bat surveys to UK specifications for planning purposes in Great Britain. Based in Glossop, we conduct bat surveys to extremely high standards and are fully licenced by Natural England and Scottish Natural Heritage. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
An Introduction to the Bats of Glossop Print E-mail




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Savannah Monitor Book


Our pet-owners' guide to savannah monitor lizard is the first ever written by people who have studied the animals in the wild and bred them in captivity. There are at least seven books in print about the savannah monitor, but we think this is the only one worth reading! Last few available 










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The Butaan Project
The Butaan Project - Background and History
butaan2.jpgThe butaan was first described to science in 1845 from a juvenile specimen collected by Hugh Cuming. It was labelled only "Philippines". It was named Varanus grayi.  No other specimens came to light for over 120 years. In the 1970s Walter Auffenberg found another specimen with a location in Luzon, established that its correct scientific name was Varanus olivaceus, and undertook a 22 month study of the species based in Bicol. His study revealed that butaan occupy a unique ecological niche and have a lifestyle quite unlike any other monitor lizard. Auffenberg used local hunters with dogs to catch the animals. Of 126 butaan caught during his study, 116 animals were killed.


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