The Aspinall Foundation

13/04/2021

Six Month Update on Our Project to Release Javan Gibbons at Mt Tilu NR

It is now several months since we began our current two-year project supported by IUCN Save our Species to release rehabilitated Javan gibbons at Mt Tilu Nature Reserve. This project follows an existing programme at the project site which had...

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08/04/2021

Giant leap for conservation in Madagascar

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team in Madagascar six new community-managed conservation sites have been created. Including our existing site established in 2012, these seven sites cover an enormous 37,363 hectares (roughly 10% of the...

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30/03/2021

The Benefits of SMART Technology on Our Conservation Programme in Lésio-Louna

The Aspinall Foundation has worked in the Republic of Congo since 1987, and our main project, 'Projet Protection des Gorilles', has reintroduced Critically Endangered western lowland gorillas to an area where they had been hunted to extinction....

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17/03/2021

Community Support and Lemur Conservation in the Vohibe/Vohitrambo Rainforest Fragments of Madagascar

(Results of a six month project supported by the Lemur Conservation Action Fund which is managed by Global Wildlife Conservation)

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19/10/2020

Reinforcement of the Endangered Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) Population at Mt Tilu Nature Reserve, West Java

Often referred to as silvery gibbons because of their dense soft grey fur, moloch gibbons are unique to the Indonesian island of Java. With only an estimated 4,000-5,000 living in the wild the numbers continue to decrease, due to factors such as...

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23/07/2020

Species spotlight: Clouded leopard

The stunningly beautiful clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is an elusive wild cat.  Seldom seen in the tropical rainforests of their native central and southeast Asia, their behaviour in the wild remains a bit of a mystery.

Clouded leopard...

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02/03/2020

The Fate of Madagascar's Rainforest Habitat

Aspinall Foundation conservationists contributed to a recent publication in the high impact journal "Nature Climate Change" entitled "The fate of Madagascar’s rainforest habitat". We provided 456 geo-referenced observations of black-and-white...

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02/03/2020

28 of The Most Endangered Turtles in The World Found at Our Madagascar Sites

Thanks to funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), we were delighted at discovering the presence of the Critically Endangered Madagascan big-headed turtle earlier last year, targeted participatory surveys confirmed the...

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23/12/2019

African Painted Dogs New Life

There has been so much in 2019 it is impossible to cover every aspect of the work you have helped to support. Perhaps the best way to end is with the news that seven African painted dogs bred at Port Lympne in Kent are now safely treading the...

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23/12/2019

Our Year in South Africa 2019

2019 has seen an increase in our involvement with animal rescue. The most recent being the translocation of a young bull elephant, followed soon after by the rest of his herd, from the poorly run Blaauwbosch Private Game Reserve in South Africa...

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