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Save Your Monitor Lizards! Print E-mail

Save Your Monitors!
Monitor lizards are heavily exploited for their meat and leather and for the international wildlife trade. There have been very few investigations into the ecology and conservation status of monitor lizards, and, as far as I am aware, no funds from the trade in monitor lizards has ever been used to fund  research.


This project aims to improve this situation in the following way.
1.     People who keep monitor lizards donate their dead animals to a national Save Your Monitors  group.
2.     Members of the national group make products from the dead monitor lizards (e.g. leather goods, skeletal preparations) and sell them on ebay
3.     The profits generated are distributed as small grants to students in countries where monitor lizards live, allowing them to make basic investigations into local monitor lizard populations.


If the project worked it might a) generate indirect funding of monitor lizard research from the monitor lizard trade b) generate the first captive bred monitor lizard products ever available.


The project will require i) People with facilities to receive and process donated animals in different countries, ii) people who are able to make desirable objects from the donated animals in different countries, iii) a team that can solicit, advertise and screen applications for funding.
Anybody with relevant skills who is interested in the project please get in touch.

 

 
 

 

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The Butaan Project
Monitoring Individuals 1

butaan1.jpgButaan are so shy they frequently remain in a tree for more than a week after being frightened. A large male we rescued from a trap hid in a tree for 22 days before coming down!* . Most lizards do not appear traumatised by being caught and released by scientists, and resume normal activity very quickly. But we think that butaan, especially older individuals, may permanently alter their activity areas after such an encounter. Because the animals are so shy, and highly vulnerable to human disturbance, we have had to develop a range of techniques that allow us to learn about them with the absolute minimum of interference.

 

 

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