Navigation Links
Collaring tapirs to help them survive
Date:11/16/2012

A team of Michigan State University researchers will soon be heading into the rainforests of Nicaragua to help an endangered species known as a Baird's tapir co-exist with local farmers whose crops are being threatened by the animals.

The animals were thought to be extinct in that part of the world until just two years ago when the MSU team discovered them still living there through the use of "camera trapping" the setting up of still and video cameras in order to "capture" the animal.

Now a battle is under way between the Baird's tapir, one of four species of the elephant look-alike animals, and local farmers who say they are eating their crops.

The MSU team, led by Lyman Briggs College assistant professor Gerald Urquhart, will attempt to capture a number of the animals and place a GPS collar on them to monitor their movements.

"We'd like to figure out how and where they live and if they can co-exist with the agricultural community," Urquhart said. "We hope the results of this project are that the tapirs can persist in the landscape and can be tolerated by the humans in that area.

"The farmers may have to recognize that there might be some crop losses, but nothing too substantial."

Despite being related to elephants, Baird's tapirs are known to the local population as the "cow of the rainforest." Weighing in at about 600 pounds, the animal plays a major role in seed dispersal eating fruits and spreading seeds throughout the region.

The work is being funded in part by a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

"The funding," Urquhart said, "will help cover the cost of trapping and collaring the animals, along with local conservation and education efforts."

He said the camera-trapping work also has helped the local economy as the team has hired local people to help with the project.

"Hopefully through this work they've recognized the value of wildlife fo
'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Oswald
tom.oswald@cabs.msu.edu
517-432-0920
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sturdy Scandinavian conifers survived Ice Age
2. Some corals like it hot: Heat stress may help coral reefs survive climate change
3. Corals could survive a more acidic ocean
4. Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?
5. Restoring streamside forests helps songbirds survive the winter in Californias Central Valley
6. Newfound gene may help bacteria survive in extreme environments
7. Populations survive despite many deleterious mutations
8. Impulsive micromanagers help plants to adapt, survive
9. Coral scientists use new model to find where corals are most likely to survive climate change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. , Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest ... medical education building for its School of Medicine. Funding ... a larger capital campaign that will be publicly launched ... will be located in the former 60 series R.J. ... Forest Innovation Quarter. Construction will begin immediately with plans ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , December 9, 2014 ... BCARD Platform   ... meeting scheduling solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, today ... leader in mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth low ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow will ...
(Date:12/4/2014)... Dec. 3, 2014  Crossmatch™, a leading provider ... its DigitalPersona ® Pro Enterprise software and ... deployed throughout First Bank branch locations in ... Carolina and Virginia. First Bank, a progressive ... Pines, North Carolina , selected the Crossmatch ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 3
... (Tuesday, April 1, 2008) Identifying genes that ... mouse used to be a monumental task. New ... effective for even the smallest laboratories. This months ... www.cshprotocols.org/TOCs/toc4_08.dtl ) highlights a method for screening the mouse ...
... be the cruelest month? , ... reminiscent of 1993 and 1994, back-to-back years of serious flooding, with ... damage, damaging and destroying more than 50,000 homes and killing at ... Parallels this year include abnormally high levels of precipitation ...
... Like sentinels at their posts, an array of buoys ... on duty in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary ... months, recording sounds from whales, fish, ships and other ... will analyze the biological sounds to help develop a ...
Cached Biology News:Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features methods to screen genomes and analyze evolution 2Geologist decries floodplain development 2Geologist decries floodplain development 3Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals 2Researchers to develop ocean sanctuary 'noise budget' to evaluate potential impact on marine mammals 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that the ... grow moderately through 2023 as the aging population, increasing ... dental biomaterials all spur procedure volumes. Growth will be ... China and India , ... reach for a larger proportion of the population. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014   ISN has released its ... Indicators publication series. With data aggregated from ... in 2013 within its online contractor management platform, ISNetworld, ... performance indicator (KPI) statistics. The ... publication is available in two industry specific volumes: ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 16, 2014 The Activated Carbon ... which is why IBISWorld updated its original industry research ... benefit from an intensified focus on environmental policy. Over ... emission standards for power plants and a range of ... IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Kahn, “a range of downstream ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 “Never ... at Philipps- Universität Marburg’s Department of Physics, advises ... in the newly released SPIE Women in ... be too shy to ask questions.” , In ... engineering, and mathematics) occupations ranging from university professor ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 2Asia Pacific Dental Biomaterial Market Will Grow Strongly Through 2023 3ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 2ISN Releases Third Edition of US Contractor Health & Safety Performance Indicators Publication Series 3Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 2Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 3Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 3
... stock held by American Red Cross, in a ... in PRDT to 77%, - American Red Cross to ... MONTREAL and CAMBRIDGE, England, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -,ProMetic ... a Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire the American ...
... April 9 Francis S. Collins, M.D., ... Genome Project, has been named,recipient of the ... Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case ... ), The Inamori Ethics Prize honors ...
... Genetic Engineering,and Biotechnology News (GEN), http://www.genengnews.com ... on New Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems, on,Thursday, April ... is institute professor, chemical and biomedical engineering,Massachusetts Institute ... innovator in modern drug delivery," says John Sterling,Editor-in-Chief ...
Cached Biology Technology:ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc. 2ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc. 3ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc. 4ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc. 5ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc. 6ProMetic to obtain controlling stake in Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technologies Inc. 7Leading Geneticist Francis Collins Named First Recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University 2Leading Geneticist Francis Collins Named First Recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University 3Leading Geneticist Francis Collins Named First Recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University 4Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN) Presents Exclusive Podcast with Robert Langer, Ph.D. on New Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems 2
...
Antibody Diluent for IHC 125 ml...
Sold individually or included in the MasterAmp™ PCR Optimization Kit without ammonium sulfate. Includes dNTPs, buffer, and varying amounts of MgCl2 and the MasterAmp™ PCR Enhancer (with be...
QPRT Antibody...
Biology Products: