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Forest Fragmentation: Causes, Ecological Implication, and Impact on Threatened Species
Grantee Name: 
A. P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$10,000
DATES
Sep 2018
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Oct 2020
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Guinean Forests of West Africa
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$10,000
DATES
Sep 2018
-
Oct 2020

The project will provide up-to-date population status, population structure, and trends of five globally threatened bird species (Kupeornis gilberti - White-throated Mountain-babbler, Andropadus montanus - Cameroon Montane Greenbul, Bradypterus bangwaensis – Bangwa Forest Warbler, Malaconotus gladiator – Green-breasted Bush- shrike ; Ploceus bannermani – Bannerman’s Weaver ) found in the Gashaka-Gumpti National Park (NGA5) Key Biodiversity Area. This information will be used to revise the global conservation status of these species. The project will also provide for the first time, baseline information on the population size, status and distribution of five plants species. Three of these plants are of global conservation concern Vepris (Vepris heterophylla), Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis) and Afzelia (Afzelia Africana) in the region. The project will strive to collate information and fill in the knowledge gap on two other plant species, Boswellia dalzielii and Sterculia setigera that are poorly assessed and appear threatened from field observations in north eastern Nigeria. This will guide the development of recovery strategies and conservation action plans at the Key Biodiversity Areas. Information gathered from this project will be supplied to the necessary conservation agencies such as BirdLife International and IUCN for the updating conservation status of these species

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