Richard Beilfuss

Richard Beilfuss
International Crane Foundation | ICF

PhD

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As áreas protegidas (AP) são a forma fundamental de conservação in situ da vida selvagem e a sua diversidade. Num cenário de perda rápiada de biodiversidade e mudanças climáticas a configuração da rede de AP deve garantir a máxima representatividade biológica para garantir a sua e proteção. Em muitos casos este compromisso não é cumprido pois as ár...
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The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is a nonprofit, nongovernment organization that works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. ICF provides knowledge, leadership, and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their diverse landscapes. ICF champions cranes as ambass...
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The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is a nonprofit, nongovernment organization that works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. ICF provides knowledge, leadership, and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their diverse landscapes. ICF champions cranes as ambass...
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The Zambezi River Delta on the Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique is a broad, flat alluvial plain, approximately 1.2 million ha in size. The delta includes a rich mosaic of wetland communities ranging from acacia and palm savanna on the delta periphery to seasonally flooded grassland, papyrus swamps, evergreen forests, and open water bodies on the lo...
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During our 2011-2012 strategic planning and impact mapping process we established our long-term desired impact that all 15 species of cranes are secured in the wild. We concurrently recognized the seven most important conditions that enable us to achieve this desired impact, termed enabling conditions. We next identified the core strategies needed...
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Wattled Cranes depend on the open, seasonally flooded plains of the Kafue Flats. Photo by Griffin Shanungu T he Kafue Flats of Zambia are a rich mosaic of lush grasslands, deep blue lagoons, and palm savannas sustained by seasonal floodwaters of the Kafue River. The flats are home to the Kafue lechwe, a semi-aquatic antelope found nowhere else on e...
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Environmental flow releases from hydropower dams have gained worldwide attention in recent years as a tool for improving hydrological conditions and reversing adverse ecological and socio-economic changes associated with regulated rivers. Few studies have focused on the potential for implementing downstream environmental flows within the constraint...
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Table of stresses related to threats to the Marromeu Complex. Annex to the General Management Plan for the Marromeu Complex
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Miradi results chain diagrams for resolving threats to the Marromeu Complex. Appendix 21 to the General Management Plan for the Marromeu Complex.
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Report on the roundtable on sustainable forest management with local communities in the Marromeu Complex
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Report from a wildlife roundtable discussion with community members in the Marromeu Complex
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Report from a roundtable discussion on agricultural development in the Marromeu Complex, conducted during stakeholder outreach for the Marromeu Complex Management Plan
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The Zambezi Delta is vital to Mozambique's national economy and is a Wetland of International Importance. Large dams in the Zambezi catchment have substantially altered the magnitude, timing, duration, and frequency of flooding events in the delta, resulting in adverse ecological and socio-economic changes. We evaluated conflicts/trade-offs among v...
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The inland delta of the Niger, a vast floodplain, is the only refuge of Black Crowned Cranes in Mali. This study, centred on the regions of Mopti, Tenenkou and Youwarou, aimed to: (1) census the number of cranes in the delta and in captivity in the towns of Mopti and Bamako; (2) examine exploitation at different levels (local and national) to estim...
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Of the six species of cranes occurring in Africa, the Black Crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) is Near-threatened, the Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus) and Blue Crane (Anthropoides paradiseus) are Vulnerable, the Grey Crowned Crane (B. regulorum) is rapidly declining, and the Atlas Mountain population of Demoiselle Crane (A. virgo) may be Extinct....
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The status of the Vulnerable Wattled Crane (Grus carunculatus) in Mozambique is poorly known, but historical accounts indicate that the species was previously more abundant and widespread than today. Annual surveys during 1995–2002 suggest a core population of about 120 breeding pairs remains in the Zambezi Delta region. Wattled Cranes in the delta...
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The core principle of biological conservation and sustainable development for Gorongosa National Park is Adaptive Management. This is a systematic, iterative approach to management that acknowledges that, from an ecological and socio-economic perspective, one is working with incomplete knowledge of the Gorongosa ecosystem. Because the outcomes of m...
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The groundwater flow system in the thick sand and gravel aquifer of the wide forested floodplain along the Lower Wisconsin River was characterized using major ion and oxygen and deuterium stable isotope analyses to explain nitrate attenuation in the floodplain. Critical to the groundwater flow system are the 60–90m bluffs, the Pleistocene river ter...
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Historic International Crane Foundation long-range vision document (most recently updated and completely revised in 2014) that provides "A Global Framework for Crane Conservation" with levels of crane conservation from species to ecosystem to watershed to flyway to globe, which remains an important strategic framework for ICF.
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Our nation’s network of rivers, lakes and streams originates from a myriad of small streams and wetlands, many so small they do not appear on any map. Yet these headwater streams and wetlands exert critical influences on the character and quality of downstream waters. The natural processes that occur in such headwater systems benefit humans by miti...
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O Vale do Baixo Zambeze é um impulsionador da economia Moçambicana. Outrora, o delta albergou mais de um milhão de pessoas e teve um grande valor económico, social e ecológico. O delta é um dos sistemas de inundações largamente produtivo e biologicamente diverso em África. No passado, o vale era alimentado todos os anos por inundações sazonais. Est...
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Study of the impact of Zambezi river changes on water dependent resources and practices, including agriculture, fisheries, wildlife, fruits and plants for food and medicine, water supply, fuelwood, building materials, livestock, health, cultural issues, resource management/disputes and cooperation; and recommendations for integrating project findin...
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The Zambezi Delta is a wetland system of profound conservation and resource value. The delta is home to more than 350 000 rural villagers, who depend on the delta's rich natural resources for their livelihood. The delta is also the largest wetland system in the Zambezi catchment, and supports a great mosaic of wetland vegetation communities, includ...
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Beilfuss, R.D., Meine, C.D., & Archibald, F.W. 2000. The World Crane Action Plan: implications for conservation of cranes and wetlands in Africa. Ostrich 71 (1 & 2): 227. The IUCN Species Survival Commission recently published The Cranes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Prepared over the past three years by the IUCN Crane Specialist Gro...
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it has a catchment area of 1,570,000 km 2 , drains the southern borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and traverses Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi and Moçambique (WELCOMME 1972). The lower river enters the sea through a mosaic of alluvial grassland and swamp forest (the Marromeu Complex) some 100 km inland from the coast,...
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The mighty Zambezi, fourth largest river system in Africa, is the lifeline of southern Africa. From its headwaters in northwestern Zambia to its outlet 2,574 km downstream into the Indian Ocean, the Zambezi drains an area of 1,570,000 km2 from eight countries and carries a mean annual flow of 2,400 m3s-1 across the arid central African plateau (Bal...
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