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No. 158
August 1996

Editor: Jane Villa-Lobos


By Sue Ellen Smith

When Dr. Archie Carr wrote The Windward Road in 1956, he had no way of knowing the impact his reflections on Caribbean sea turtles would have. He called the book "just a compulsive recounting of the things I saw and pondered." But something about his stories of these magnificent sea creatures and their struggle for survival deeply touched Joshua B. Powers, a New York publisher's representative. Powers was so moved by The Windward Road to try to save sea turtles that he sent copies of the book to 20 friends with an invitation to join him in the effort. Thus began the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC). Now 40 years later the nonprofit CCC is still working to ensure the survival of sea turtles and has expanded its efforts to other areas, including rainforest and neotropical bird conservation. Its mission is vital and has many facets.

The CCC offers several volunteer programs in research. 1) Sea turtles of Tortuguero : CCC continues the work of Dr. Carr every year at its biological field station in Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Tortuguero's black sand beach is the nesting site of more endangered green turtles than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. Through a unique volunteer research participation program, researchers and volunteers monitor the beach, tagging turtles and recording important data. With this data, CCC's scientists and conservationists around the world are better able to manage and protect sea turtles and their habitat. 2) Neotropical Birds of Tortuguero: The balmy rainforests of Tortuguero are home to many neotropical and migrant birds, including flycatchers, warblers, tiger herons, toucans, macaws, sun bitterns and white collared manakins. Their habitat, however, is threatened by increased deforestation. CCC's year-round neotropical bird program enlists volunteers to help net, identify and study these birds in an effort to learn more about their biology and survival needs. The data gleaned from this important project helps to assess the effects of habitat loss and other factors on bird populations and enables scientists to form conservation plans.

In addition to volunteer programs, CCC conducts scientific research funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Current efforts along the Miskito Coast in Nicaragua include studies of sea turtle harvest rates and distribution and biology of manatees. Other CCC supported research includes satellite tracking of green turtles that nest in Florida and studies off the coast of Bermuda, a major juvenile green turtle development area.

Another function of CCC is environmental education and training. CCC works with coastal residents, conservationists and governments to increase awareness of the threats that sea turtles face, including coastal development, pollution, poaching and capture in fish nets. In Florida, the Sea Turtle Survival League, CCC's US-based public awareness arm, is developing an educational program that will allow school children across the nation to learn about sea turtles as they follow their migration through satellite tracking. In Costa Rica, CCC operates a visitors center that informs people about the importance of the region's habitat to the survival of sea turtles, manatees and other tropical wildlife.

CCC provides training in the sound management and stewardship of sea turtles and coastal ecosystems. Graduates of the training programs now lead conservation efforts in 25 countries around the world. A rainforest ecology program has recently been added to the training programs offered by CCC in Tortuguero. The program includes field lectures with accredited scientists and teaches rainforest conservation.

CCC works to enact protective laws and establish parks and refuges for the preservation of sea turtle habitats and coastal environments. Although sea turtles have been part of our oceans for millions of years, scientists have only been studying these creatures for four decades. If Dr. Archie Carr hadn't raised the alarm in the late 1950s, no one may have noticed these animals quietly slipping into extinction. CCC is committed to continuing Dr. Carr's life's work by making sure this significant part of our world's past remains a part of its future.

For more information on Caribbean Conservation Corporation, its volunteer programs or membership, please contact CCC at 1-800-678-7853; E-mail: or its web site at


As part of WWF's Forest for Life Campaign, the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) is producing the most detailed map ever produced of existing forest resources and forest protected areas. The map will be available both in printed form and interactively on computer. Internet users will be able to enlarge the map to countries and regions, and pull up details of reserves and protected areas. An initial printed version will be released as a wall chart. For more information, contact Mr. Francis Sullivan, c/o WWF-UK, Panda House, Weyside Park, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1XR England.


The Asociacion KekoLdi Wak Ka Koneke located in Talamanca Canton, Limon Province in Costa Rica is the recipient of the 1996 Richard Evans Schultes Award, which is annually awarded by The Healing Forest Conservancy to a scientist, practitioner, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to ethnobotany or to indigenous peoples issues related to ethnobotany. The Bribri and Cabecar peoples of the KekoLdi Indian Reserve are recognized for the steadfast defense of their forests and traditional lifestyle using a three part strategy. First, they are conducting the land tenure and land use studies needed for legal enforcement of their land rights. Second, they are aeducating the public about the Bribri and Cabecar use of medicinal plants and their underlying philosophy about the natural world, for example, through their book, Taking Care of Sibo's Gifts. Third, book profits are used to purchase deforested lands from non-Indian landholders within the boundaries of their Reserve, then reforested and managed by the KekoLdi people. They have already generated enough profits to buy and reforest critical watershed areas and the $5,000 that accompanies the Schultes Award will help purchase more land within the Reserve.


The Brazilian Right Whale Project, the Sotalia Dolphin Project and its coordinating institution, IWC/Brasil, announce the arrival of a new Home Page on marine wildlife-related conservation activities in Brazil, whale-watching and marine mammal conservation in southern Brazil. It can be accessed on


Ethnobotany in Human Welfare: Man-Plant-Animal Relationships and Diversity Conservation, edited by S.K. Jain, is a recently published volume, including the Proceedings of the IV International Congress of Ethnobiology held at Lucknow, India in November 1994. It contains over 100 papers covering a very wide range in ethnobiology from faith, rituals and customs, folk classifications and taxonomy, natural foods, to management and conservation of cultural and genetic diversity. An index to authors and key words is provided.

The 500 page volume is available from: Institute of Ethnobiology, c/o National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow- 226 001, India; Tel.: (522) 271031; Fax: (522) 282849.

The University of Chicago Press has published two new books on neotropical flora and fauna. The first, A Field Guide to the Families and Genera of Woody Plants of Northwest South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), by Alwyn H. Gentry, is a second printing of the 1993 edition but in a reduced size making it more practical for use in the field. This field guide is the first ever to deal with the extraordinarily diverse flora of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and adjacent areas. Cost: $75 (cloth); $45 (paper).

The second book, Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation, by Douglas Stotz, John Fitzpatrick, Theodore Parker III, and Debra Moskovits, compiles for the first time data on all 4,037 bird species that live from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. In nearly 300 pages of tables (also available in database format on disk) the authors provide detailed information including each species' geographic range, habitat use, foraging levels, relative abundance, and sensitivity to human disturbance. Essays highlight a variety of ecosystems and suggest priorities for conservation protection. Cost: $100 (cloth); $37.50 (paper).

To order, contact: University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637; Tel.: (312) 702-7740.


Tropical Research & Development Inc., currently involved in the Bolivia Sustainable Forest Management Project (BOLFOR), is seeking a forest ecologist and a student scientif advisor. In close collaboration with other team members, the forest ecologist will conduct and supervise research activities related to the ecological basis for forest management and its consequences. Results will be disseminated in scientific journals. Candidate should have a Ph.D. in a related field and a demonstrated ability to publish in scientific journals. A verbal fluency in Spanish is required. The student scientific advisor, in collaboration with BOLFOR staff, will work with local thesis students to improve the quality of their research and writing and will assist in preparing their theses for publication. The position requires excellent technical writing skills and a high level of competence in scientific methods applied to experimental design in the field and statistical techniques in data analysis. Verbal and written fluency in Spanish is required.

For more information, contact Eddie Ellis, Tropical Research & Development, Inc., 7001 S.W. 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607; Tel.: (352) 331-1886; Fax: (352) 331-3284; E-mail:


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Drayton, B. and Primack, R. 1996. Plant species lost in an isolated conservation area in metropolitan Boston from 1894 to 1993. Conservation Biology 10(1): 30-39.

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Egan, T. 1996. Ailing national parks look to rescue, at a price. New York Times July 7: 1, 13. (Corporate sponsors of parks to offset debts)

Essetti, I. and Ayache, F. 1996. Protecting birds of Tunisia. World Birdwatch 18(2): 16-19.

Frederick, P., Bildstein, K., Fleury, B. and Ogden, J. 1996. Conservation of large, nomadic populations of white ibises (Eudocimus albus) in the United States. Conservation Biology 10(1): 203-216.

Fundacion Programas de Asentamientos Humanos. 1995. El Oso Jukumari en La Region de Lambate. Hacia la Creacion de una Unidad de Conservacion. Instituto Cientifica "Alaxa Pacha", Pando, Bolivia. 38 pp.

Gaston, K. (Ed). 1996. Biodiversity: A Biology of Numbers and Difference. Blackwell Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 432 pp.

Gentry, A. 1996. A Field Guide to the Families and Genera of Woody Plants of Northwest South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) with Supplementary Notes on Herbaceous Taxa. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. 918 pp. (New edition of the first printing, but size reduced for field use)

Goering, L. 1996. Rain forest residents sue Texaco. Washington Post July 16: A16. (Ecuador's Amazon region)

Hagan, J., Van der Haegen, M. and McKinley, P. 1996. The early development of forest fragmentation effects on birds. Conservation Biology 10(1): 188-202.

Higgs, D. 1996. The clawback. BBC Wildlife 14(6): 74- 80. (Siberian tiger)

Hinrichsen, D. 1996. The world's water woes. Int. Wildlife 26(4): 22-27. (Pollution, population and waste threaten water supplies)

Homewood, B. 1996. "Piracy" law leaves Brazil open to exploitation. New Scientist 150(2032): 7. (Patent law)

Hudson, E. 1996. Living off the land, sort of. Washington Post July 6: A3. (Economic plants in Chihuahuan Desert)

Hummel, M. and Hackman, A. 1996. Defending Canada's endangered species. Arborvitae 3: 15. (Campaign for establishing protected areas)

Ibanez, C. 1996. Mediterranean wetlands. World Birdwatch 18(2): 12-14.

Jain, S. 1995. Ethnobotany diversity of zingibers of India. Ethnobotany 7(1 & 2): 83-87.

Jain, S., Fernandes, V., Lata, S. and Ayub, A. 1995. Indo- Amazonian ethnobotanic connections - similar uses of some common plants. Ethnobotany 7(1 & 2): 29-38.

Jaksic, F., Feinsinger, P. and Jimenez, J. 1996. Ecological redundancy and long-term dynamics of vertebrate predators in semiarid Chile. Conservation Biology 10(1): 252-262.

Jenkins, P. 1996. Free trade and exotic species introductions. Conservation Biology 10(1): 300-302.

Jones, S. 1996. Forest restoration in the Eritrean highlands. Arborvitae 3: 12. (Africa)

Kennedy, E. and White, D. 1996. Interference competition from house wrens as a factor in the decline of Bewick's wrens. Conservation Biology 10(1): 281-284.

Kenworthy, T. 1996. Atop canopy, explorers open a new frontier. Washington Post June 17: A3. (Wind River Canopy Crane, Washington)

Lammertink, M. 1996. The lost empire of the imperial woodpecker. World Birdwatch 18(2): 8-11. (Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico)

Langholz, J. 1996. Economics, objectives, and success of private nature reserves in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Conservation Biology 10(1): 271-280.

Legge, J., Roush, R., Desalle, R., Vogler, A. and May, B. 1996. Genetic criteria for establishing evolutionarily significant units in Cryan's buckmoth. Conservation Biology 10(1): 85-98. (New York/Canada)

Levin, D., Francisco-Ortega, J. and Jansen, R. 1996. Hybridization and the extinction of rare plant species. Conservation Biology 10(1): 10-16.

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Lindenmayer, D. and Possingham, H. 1996. Ranking conservation and timber management options for Leadbeater's possum in southeastern Australia using population viability analysis. Conservation Biology 10(1): 235-251.

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Listopad, O. 1996. The riches of Ukraine. Russian Conservation News 7: 7. (30,000 species of plants; 45,000 species of animals)

Luchkov, A. 1996. The protected areas network continues to grow in Belarus. Russian Conservation News 7: 5.

Majer, J. and Beeston, G. 1996. The Biodiversity Integrity Index: an illustration using ants in western Australia. Conservation Biology 10(1): 65-73.

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Marks, J. 1996. Red data bird: bristle-thighed curlew. World Birdwatch 18(2): 20-21. (Tahiti)

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McCracken, K. 1996. Saving the skittish Eld's deer. Zoogoer 25(3): 24-26. (Endangered)

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Mortimer, R., Sharp, B. and Craig, J. 1996. Assessing the conservation value of New Zealand's offshore islands. Conservation Biology 10(1): 25-29.

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O'Brien, T. and Kinnaird, M. 1996. Effect of harvest on leaf development of the Asian palm Livistona rotundifolia. Conservation Biology 10(1): 53-58.

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Ratsirarson, J., Silander, J. and Richard, A. 1996. Conservation and management of a threatened Madagascar palm species, Neodypsis decaryi, Jumelle. Conservation Biology 10(1): 40-52.

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Tickell, O. 1996. World Bank battles with World Bank over Laos. BBC Wildlife 14(6): 70. (Nakei Plateau, Laos biodiversity hotspot)

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Williams, M. 1996. Last stand for Manchurian forests. BBC Wildlife 14(6): 68. (China plans to exploit last two areas of primeval forest in the Da Hinggan Mountains of Inner Mongolia)

Williams, P., Gibbons, D., Margules, C., Rebelo, A., Humphries, C. and Pressey, R. 1996. A comparison of richness hotspots, rarity hotspots, and complementary areas for conserving the diversity of British birds. Conservation Biology 10(1): 155-174.

Yahner, R. and Mahan, C. 1996. Depredation of artificial ground nests in a managed, forested landscape. Conservation Biology 10(1): 285-288. (Pennsylvania)

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