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Recent News about Bui Print E-mail

 Download the Bui Environmental Impact Assessment here >

 Download the Bui Environmental Impact Assessment Appendices here >

 Reuters featured article on the Bui Crisis here

"A leading conservationist in Ghana, John Mason, has argued that the hippos are the “least threatened species at Bui,” saying that they will likely migrate away on their own once construction begins." source here

$25 Million for "Bui City" here  

Calgary Zoo website supports the idea that the Bui hippos may migrate to Weichau and stay there. source here

Down to Earth Magazine November 2007 here  

 

 
 

 

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Bye Bye Butaan

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Butaan start to visit fruiting trees before they are large enough to swallow the fruits. They make repeat journeys to trees, perhaps to reinforce memory of the position of the tree. If the youngster survives it may continue to use this tree for many decades. Fruiting trees like this are a vital resource for entire populations of butaan. Learn more >


 
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The Butaan Project
Butaan Jump from Incredible Heights!
Butaan jump from incredible heights, land on the ground with a huge crash and walk away uninjured. Jumps to the ground from 30m were recorded by Auffenberg and our spool and line tracking suggests lizards regularly jump from heights of 4-15m when they are unmolested. The amazing jumping power of the butaan is undocumented in any other monitors lizard and may be one more unique aspects of the Putras Biawak group.
 

 

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