By combining species-targeted research with broader community-based conservation, A Rocha‚Äôs Conservation Science programme is helping to protect and restore valuable species and their habitats, as well as care for the people who depend on them.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1136041)
Species loss has always been a natural part of life. However, through habitat destruction, species introductions, pollution, over-exploitation and climate change, we are now facing our greatest extinction crisis since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. And as we diminish the world‚Äôs wealth of plants and animals, we are also creating less functional landscapes that are unable to satisfy human needs ‚Äì for food, fuel and medicines ‚Äì or provide vital ecological services.
A Rocha‚Äôs programmes help reverse biodiversity loss and restore habitats by grounding scientific expertise and theological principals in carefully chosen sites and the species that live there. For example: Asian Elephants - examining human-elephant conflict issues and testing a deterrent based on the elephants' sense of smell; Grey-Crowned Crane - research and monitoring in Kampala's largest remaining lake to provide a foundation for community-based conservation projects.
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