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Determining Distribution, Density and Connectivity of Threatened Tortoises in Nigeria
Grantee Name: 
Biodiversity Preservation Centre
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$32,362
DATES
Jun 2017
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Aug 2018
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$32,362
DATES
Jun 2017
-
Aug 2018

Analyse the impact of forest habitat loss, fragmentation and hunting on threatened species of tortoises including hinged tortoises of the genus Kinixys Testudinidae, Home’s hinge-back tortoise (K. homeana) and forest-Hinged tortoise (K. erosa). The aim is to provide useful data for prioritizing and recommending effective conservation and livelihood actions for its range. Conservation action plans for the target tortoise species in southeastern Nigeria shall be implemented and their population size and connectivity evaluated.

Strategic Direction: 3 Safeguard priority globally threatened species by identifying and addressing major threats and information gaps