Topical Tag: Tropics
Building sustainable water sources in Uganda
The UCLA environmental science student will be blogging weekly about the experience. You can follow her adventures on Medium, where she recently chronicled the project she’s working on and her first experiences in a culture that’s completely new to her. After two days of travel, Flores and three other students arrived in south Uganda on...
EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050
UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium
From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.
Long-distance Movements and Resource Use by Hornbills in Cameroon
The recent discovery by UCLA Center for Tropical Research (CTR) scientists that the large-bodied frugivorous hornbills (Ceratogymna sp., Fig. 1) of Central Africa make long-distance movements (Fig. 2) highlights their potential as important seed dispersers that help maintain the incredible tree diversity found in the Congo basin. Until the discovery that their abundance in particular...
Preserving an Enigma: The Impact of Habitat Fragmentation on Rockfowl (Picathartes) in Central Africa
One of the most elusive and enigmatic birds of the African rainforests is the rockfowl (Picathartes sp., Fig. 1). The two species that comprise the whole family are listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Very little is known about rockfowl, and our goal is to study the...
In the News
Taylor Guitars donates $400,000 toward ebony conservation and restoration in Cameroon
Bob Taylor, a world-renowned guitar maker of Taylor Guitars, donated $400,000 in support of ebony conservation research and restoration efforts, which will be coordinated by CTR’s Thomas Smith, in Cameroon.
Central African Forests Forever
Central African Forests Forever, by Meindert Brouwer, is a book by and for the people in Central Africa about preserving the Congo Basin rainforest, the second largest rainforest in the world, and surrounding forests in ten countries in Central Africa. The chapters are posted and accessible through this website.