Six subspecies have been recognized, and resently Oates et al. (2022) described one as Dendrohyrax interfluvialis from Benin. Coat is […]
Archive for ‘All posts’
ROCK HYRAX Procavia capensis
According to Mammals of Africa (MOA) 2013 17 subspecies are recognized. However, many of these subspecies have been elevated to […]
Conservation of Mbololo and Ngangao Forests
Text and photos Hanna Rosti 2022 Two remaining “larger” forests in Taita Hills are Mbololo 180 ha and Ngangao 120 […]
AABA conference poster presentation: Distribution, population density and behavior of dwarf galagos in Taita Hills (Paragalago sp.)
Hanna Rosti, Janne Heiskanen, Simon Bearder, Petri Pellikka and Jouko Rikkinen Calls from Mbololo Paragalagos: Read next: Conservation of Mbololo […]
Greater galago, Otolemur garnettii is facing many threats as it adapts to live with along humans in the villages
Greater galagos, also called bushbabies are quite common in Taita Hills. There are individuals that prefer to stay in the […]
Sagalla, Taita, Kenya – how willingness to help lead to ecological disaster
I visited Sagalla on 13.1.2021 with Benson Lombo and Peter Mwasi. We were looking for tree hyraxes. We didn’t find […]
Kenya Coast Dwarf Galago (Paragalago cocos) in Diani Beach, Mombasa, Kenya
This tiny primate goes unnoticed by perhaps to almost all visitors in Diani Beach. When people see it for the […]
Taita tree hyraxes filmed at night
Enigmatic nocturnal mammals of Taita Hills and their potential role in sustainable eco-tourism
To put is simply; our idea is that ecotourism might be a way to improve lives of local people in Taita Hills. As people would benefit from these species and forests it would be their best interest to conserve these animals and forests. This would lead to win-win situation where conservation of forests would mitigate climate change, increase water catchment and protect thousands of endangered species.
IUCN CRITERIA – populations matter the most!
IUCN CRITERIA FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES CRITERIA IS AS FOLLOWS IUCN CRITERIA FOR SPECIES (IUCN 2012) EXTINCT (EX): A taxon is […]
27.8.2022 Short video introduction to tree hyraxes, with unique footage Video of tree hyraxes filmed at night with night binoculars […]
How to observe nocturnal animals in tropical forest?
Nocturnal animals are still fairly unknown and forest at night is magical It is constant surprise for me how little […]