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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
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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