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What will happen to the Bui Hippos? Print E-mail
ImageHippos have survived at Bui because they do not have to compete with people and livestock. When the dam is constructed all their current foraging areas will be flooded and the animals will be forced to move upstream to find food. This will bring them into direct conflict with people because riverine areas outside the park are farmed by people and heavily grazed by domestic animals. The impact of 400 (or 200, according to the most recent surveys commissioned by the Ghanian government) hippos moving into areas inhabited by humans is not difficult to imagine.
 
 

 

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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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Videos from the Butaan Project
butanvideo1.jpgA small collection of videos made by the Butaan Project. It took us three years to get the first moving images of wild butaan. Some recordings are made using camcorders tied to trees and triggered by passive infrared monitors, others are made by volunteers from camouflaged hides.
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