Calle-Rendón, B. R., Moreno, F., and Hilário, R. R. (2018) Vulnerability of mammals to land-use changes in Colombia’s postconflict era. Nature Conservation, 29: 79-92. https://doi.org/10.3897/natureconservation.29.28943.
Colombia, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, is entering a peaceful period after more than fifty years of armed conflict. Due to land use changes resulting from this new situation, negative effects on biodiversity, including mammals are expected. We think that mammal populations will be more sensitive in municipalities where activities related to post-conflict will be carried out. In that order, we aim to: 1) identify which mammal species would be more sensitive and 2) identify the critical regions where there is higher richness of sensitive mammals...
Goswami, R., Thorat, O., Aditya, V., and Karimbumkara, S. (2018) A preliminary checklist of butterflies from the northern Eastern Ghats with notes on new and significant species records including three new reports for peninsular India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(13): 12769-12791. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.37220.127.116.1169-12791
The northern Eastern Ghats is an area with significant biodiversity value but remains poorly explored except for a few charismatic taxa such as birds, mammals and reptiles. Very few studies have looked at the invertebrate diversity of these hill ranges, particularly butterflies. We present the first peer-reviewed checklist of butterflies from the northern Eastern Ghats based on a rapid and intensive survey carried out at five sites over 16 days across the buffer area of Papikonda National Park and Araku Valley in 2015 and 2016. We report a total of 102 species of butterflies from six lepidopteran families...
Tyabji, Z., Jabado, R., and Sutaria, D. (2018) New records of sharks (Elasmobranchii) from the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India with notes on current checklists. Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e28593. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e28593
The diversity of sharks occurring off the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago in India has received increased attention in recent years. Yet, available checklists are out of date, often with inaccurate information and a number of commercially important species have not been documented through research and fish landing surveys. Here we report on shark species examined during fish landing surveys conducted from January 2017 to April 2018...
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