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  • Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, China

    The Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, 滇金丝猴, was first scientifically described in 1897 by Alphonse Milnes-Edwards and dedicated to Mgr Félix Biet, a French missionary and vicar apostolic of "Thibet", based in Kangding, Sichuan. Hence, the Latin name Rhinopithecus bieti. According to Milne-Edwards (1897) 7 specimens had been sent to the Natural History Museum, Paris by Jean-André Soulié, a French missionary at “Tsekou” (茨古). Specimens whose location are recorded were caught at a ’one day journey distance from (...)

  • Tibetan macaque

    The Tibetan macaque, Macaca thibetana, also known as the Chinese stump-tailed macaque or Milne-Edwards’ macaque has been described in 1870 by Alphonse Milne-Edwards of the National Natural History Museum (Paris). It is the largest macaque species, with males weighing up to almost 20 kg.
    The species is listed near-threatened by IUCN but some populations thrive in areas such as Mount Emei, Sichuan, where groups of the western subspecies M. thibetana thibetana are common and fed by tourists (...)

  • Prey - predators and oil palm, Indonesia

    Outbreaks of rodent populations in oil palm plantations can result in significant reductions in yield (eg. population densities of Rattus tiomanicus of between 200-600/ha can result in approx 5% loss of production). There are currently two common methods employed for rodent pest control : Rodenticides : these are expensive and may harm species of mammal predators and birds of prey which help to prevent pest outbreaks by preying on rodents. Integrated Pest Management by the introduction of (...)

  • Doctorates/PhD and Masters

    GDRI EHEDE Doctorates/PhD Name University Title Supervisor(s) (co-supervisors) Alexander MastinViva on 15th June, 2015 University of Salford Canine echinococcosis in Kyrgyzstan; perceptions, diagnosis and epidemiology Phil S. Craig Freya van KesterenViva on 13th February, 2015 University of Salford Canine echinococcosis in the Alay Valley, Southern Kyrgyzstan Phil S. Craig Angela María Cadavid Restrepo The Australian National University A spatiotemporal epidemiological investigation (...)

  • Human - wild elephant conflicts, China

    Populations of wild Asian elephants, once common from the Iranian coast to the Yang-Tse-Kiang, have been considerably reduced over the millennia, with acceleration in the last 100 years that saw their numbers halved. Extinct in most of their former range, the species is still present only in limited and discontinuous areas. In China, the population is limited to 250-300 animals in Yunnan province, mostly in Xishuangbanna prefecture.
    The protective measures adopted have helped stabilize the (...)