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Black Volta Monitor Lizard Page

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Varanus niloticus, juvenile. Black Volta River, Bui National Park, Ghana, July 1997
 
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Habitat of juvenile Varanus niloticus on the Black Volta River

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Varanus niloticus, adult, with spool and line device attached to tail. Shai Hills Reserve, Ghana, April 1996
 
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Fecal samples from adult Varanus niloticus on the Black Volta River


Full Report on Varanus niloticus at Bui >>

See also Bennett, D. 2002. Diet of Juvenile Varanus niloticus (Sauria: Varanidae) on the Black Volta River in Ghana. J. Herpetol., 36(1): 116-117.

There are two monitor lizards in Bui National Park, the Nile monitor Varanus niloticus and Bosc's monitor Varanus exathematicus. In Ghana the Nile monitor is completely protected by law. Bosc's monitor is not protected and many of them are caught each year to be shipped to the USA and Europe for the pet trade. You can read about our work with this species elsewhere on these pages.

For full details of this project, and others conducted at Bui National Park, see our Final Report.

The Black Volta Project was sponsored by

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THE BP CONSERVATION AWARDS
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Supported by Barclays PLC / Royal Geographical Society

THE ROYAL ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND
 
 

 

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William Oliver. Champion of biodiversity and its students. So many of us benefited from his advice and expertise. What a character. RIP.

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The Butaan Project - Conservation

polillomap1.jpgThe dark green patch at center left in this unmanipulated Google Earth image is the last remaining fragment of unlogged lowland dipterocarp forest on Polillo Island, and our main study site for the last 11 years. Less than one square mile in size (220ha) and less than 100m above sea level, the Sibulan Watershed Reserve has lost much of its secondary boundary forest over the last six years through illegal and uncontrolled agricultural activities. 

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